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Saturday, January 2, 2010

World's Tallest Building Set to Open on Monday, January 4, 2010



Here is a video report on the opening of the World's Tallest Building - the Burj Dubai, which is reported to be more than 800 meters tall (2640 feet). That makes it much taller than the second tallest building in the world - Taipei's Tower 101, which stands 508 meters high. The building is set to open on Monday, January 4, 2010.

Once-bustling Dubai will open the world's tallest skyscraper on Monday, boasting new limits in design and construction, hopeful of polishing an image tarnished by the debt woes afflicting the Gulf emirate.

Emaar, the giant property firm part-owned by the government and which developed the needle-shaped concrete, steel and glass structure, has declined to reveal Burj Dubai's exact height.

Apparently wanting to maintain the suspense, the company will say only that the tower exceeds 800 metres (2,640 feet), putting it far higher than Taiwan's Taipei 101 tower (508 metres). . . . MORE

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