Saturday, September 06, 2008

The world's tallest building - Burj Dubai - reaches 2,257ft ... and it's still growing


From its 2,257ft (688m) peak, you do not merely view the entire Gulf state of Dubai. On a good day, you can see 100 miles away into sunny Iran. And the Burj Dubai has not stopped growing.

It already boasts 160 floors and the developer, Emaar, is adding new ones at the rate of around one per week. Its eventual height remains a secret in order to confuse any rival constructors.

'Only a handful of senior designers know the final idea,' says project director Greg Sang, adding that Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum, is also in on the plot.



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