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Dubai Raises World’s Tallest Building

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We’ve previously covered a few of Dubai’s many architectural excesses, which often stretch the limits of both the imagination and the wallet. Now, add to this list of extravagant, awe-inspiring projects the Burj Khalifa, a building that stands 2,717 ft. – taller than any other man-made structure in the world (see a comparison chart below). The Burj, which was started in 2004 and cost approximately $1.5 billion to build, just opened on Jan. 4th – check out the fancy fireworks from the building’s inauguration:

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To hear more about the structural engineering challenges that builders faced with the Burj project, read this.

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[NYT]

5 Responses to “Dubai Raises World’s Tallest Building”

  1. [...] we blogged about the Burj Dubai, which as of now holds the title of world’s tallest building. If that story caught your [...]

  2. [...] that reach breathtaking heights. For instance, the current tallest building in the world is the Burj Tower, which when completed, will likely soar more than 2,650 feet into the air, or more than 160 [...]

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  5. I soo want to travel to that tower – it would be so cool.

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