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Friday, August 2, 2013

View From Burj Khalifa

Google Street View takes to the skies: Cameras map the stunning views from top of the world's tallest building

  • A 360 degree camera shot has mapped the breathtaking sight from the very tip of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
  • The vertigo-inducing photos show the view from the highest observation deck in the world on the 124th floor
  • Takes in Dubai's many landmarks, including the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel, the world's biggest mall


Google Street View has now reached the dizzying heights of the world's tallest building.
A 360 degree camera shot has mapped the breathtaking sight from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Described as a 'vertical city,' the building is the world's tallest manmade structure, towering over the Dubai skyline at 828 meters (2,717 ft).
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Sky's the limit:
Sky's the limit: Google street view has now reached the dizzying heights of the world's tallest building. A 360 degree camera shot has mapped the breathtaking sight from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Vertigo-inducing photos:
Vertigo-inducing photos: The images show the view from the highest observation deck in the world on the 124th floor. It takes in Dubai's many landmarks, including the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel, the world's biggest mall, the Dubai Mall and the Meydan Racecourse


Speedy

Speedy: The building¿s elevators, reach the 160th floor at speeds of some 10 metres per second. It has the most stories and highest occupied floor of any building in the world, and ranks as the world's tallest structure

Higher and higher:
Higher and higher: Construction of the $1.5billion tower began in 2004, with its official opening in January 2010. Initially called the Burj Dubai, its name was changed to honour Abu Dhabi leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan after he bailed out indebted Dubai to the tune of $10billion

Packed in:
Packed in: It boasts the world's first Armani hotel on the bottom floors, houses 900 Dubai residences, 37 floors of office space, a fine dining restaurant and an observation deck
'In addition to the breathtaking views from the world's tallest observation deck on the 124th floor, you can also see what it feels like to hang off one of the building's maintenance units on the 80th floor, normally used for cleaning windows!'




Tom Cruise climbing the building in the latest Mission Impossible film
Tom Cruise climbing the building in the latest Mission Impossible film

The Burj Khalifa, which stands 2,717 feet tall
The Burj Khalifa, which stands 2,717 feet tall

How high? The Burj Khalifa comapred to other tall buildings around the globe
How high? The Burj Khalifa comapred to other tall buildings around the globe

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