Being in Dubai itâ€™s natural that a few random posts of mine are on Dubai. Writing about Dubai and not mentioning about “Burj Dubai”, the tower slated to be the tallest in the world is like being in Paris and not mentioning about Eiffel Tower.
Burj Dubai is now taller than the CN Tower in Toronto which is 553 meters tall. Recently it surpassed Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers and Taipei 101 (508 meters) which was the tallest tower record holder. Burj Dubai has now reached 150 completed storeys at a towering 555 metres and was officially declared the world’s tallest building. At its current height of 555.3 meters it is taller than CN Tower in Toronto which had held the title as the tallest free standing structure since 1976.
Burj Dubai will next scale past the KVLY/KTHI television mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, which at 628.8 metres (2,063 feet) is the world’s tallest mast and technically qualifies to be the world’s tallest structure, even though it is stabilized with a series of guy-wires.
Around 5,000 workers are at work on the building which is rising at the rate of one floor a week. Burj Dubai will be the centerpiece of the 500 acres $20 billion Burj Dubai Downtown development. The final height of Burj Dubai is a secret but it will rise to a minimum of 700 meters and most probably will cross 800 meters if popular opinion is to be believed.
I am leaving with a few photos of Burj Dubai and the downtown development. It is how it will look after the entire area is completed.
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