Wednesday, December 2, 2009

first peek inside the towering Burj Dubai

The Burj Dubai, the tallest man-made building in the world at 2,684 ft., is set to be completed in the United Arab Emirates in January of 2010. The UK's Telegraph website recently posted some rare photos from inside the nearly-finished superstructure, along with some incredible facts about the project. Among them:

  • The Burj Dubai will have the world's fastest elevators at approximately 40 miles per hour.
  • The external surface of the skyscraper is the equal to the size of 17 football fields.
  • Like to "get high" when you party? The Burj Dubai will have a club on floors 144 through 146.
  • The building is estimated to cost roughly $4 billion, about three times more than the new Yankee Stadium.

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