Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Not a bird, not a plane! Yes, it's Burj Khalifa!



Move over, Taipei 101. The world is looking up and up at Dubai's Burj Khalifa. Having officially opened on January 4, 2010, this super skyscraper now holds the title as the tallest building in the world.

Burj Khalifa was named after United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Khalifa and measures 2717 feet tall, hovering about 1000 feet more than the 101-story Taipei 101. This mighty towering edifice is even said to have the world's fastest elevators, traveling at a whopping speed of 40mph.

I can only marvel at how magnificent the Burj Khalifa looks as far as buildings go and be awed at how Dubai has done it all the same.

I wonder if, just like the possibility of seeing this skyscraper in real life, my country will also have something quite like this too. Well, hope springs eternal.

image source: dvice.com

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