Monday, January 4, 2010

Burj Dubai (Now Burj Khalifa) is Officially 2,717 Feet Tall

Burj Dubai, now Burj Khalifa, has been officially revealed to be 2,717 feet tall. That makes it by far the tallest building in the world, but that was never in any doubt. The question was if it would break the 2,700 foot tall barrier which it did.

Video embedded below.

"The humiliating announcement was made by Dubai’s ruler at the dazzling launch of the $1.5 billion (£930 million) Burj Dubai, which will now be known as Burj Khalifa, in honour of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.

The opening ceremony for the Burj was marked by a dazzling fireworks display that wreathed the tower in stars and smoke. The final height of the tower, which has been shrouded in secrecy, was also revealed to be 2,717ft (828 metres).

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