Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Burj Khalifa-World's Tallest Tower

The Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world opened last Monday, January 4, 2010. It can be found in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

It was known before as The Burj Dubai or " Dubai Tower," but renamed Burj Khalifa to honor Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayan , the ruler of the oil rich neighbor Abu Dhabi who came to the rescue of Dubai last year amidst Dubai's financial crisis.

The building stands 2,717 feet or 828 meters from the dessert. It houses luxury apartments, offices and a hotel designed by Giorgio Armani.

The skyscraper upstaged Taipei 101 with its 1667 feet which is the tallest since 2004 by 1000 feet and the United States' tallest tower which is the Willis Tower which stands at 1,451 feet.

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