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What it Looks Like When Lightning Strikes the World's Tallest Building

Presenting the money shot: during a massive storm in Dubai the other day, photographer Michael Shainblum captured lightning zapping Burj Khalifa, aka the tallest building in the world. Read More >>

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The World's Tallest Building May Soon be Without Elevators or A/C

Rent at the 163-storey Burj Khalifa doesn't come cheap. While a one-bedroom "only" costs £33,000 a year, it's the £15,000 service fee that really gets you. Now, a fight over these fees may force tenants to make the climb home on foot. Read More >>

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The World's Tallest Building Looks Badass From a Helicopter

There's a lot to know about Dubai's towering Burj Khalifa. Every creak and every inch is constantly monitored and explored. But sometimes you just want to see something lit up in all its glory. And that's the point where you get in a helicopter and go take some awesome night shots. You have access to a helicopter, right? Read More >>

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Take a Gander at the Awesome Street View From the Top of the World's Tallest Building

Google's taken its Street View gear to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest man-made structure in Dubai, nicknamed the vertical city. Needless to say, the vista is amazing. Check out this insane view. Read More >>

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What It Really Looks Like Atop the World’s Tallest Building

In January, Dubai photog Gerald Donovan showed us what the earth looks like from the pinnacle of the world’s tallest building, thanks to a 360 degree panorama that was ‘shopped to remove the Burj Khalifa itself. But today, Donovan released the original, undoctored image—and it’s even better than the original. Read More >>

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New Lift Tech Will Double How Tall Our Highest Buildings Can Be

China may be quick on the path to constructing the world's newest tallest building ever, but should they succeed, their reign is probably going to be fairly short-lived—and all because of a lift. More specifically, a lift that can travel up to 1000 metres—two times higher than any built before it. Read More >>

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Hearing the World’s Tallest Building Creak in a Storm Is Terrifying

Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a lot of things: a testament to humankind's love of building humungous stuff for the hell of it. It's very shiny! And in a bad storm, it sounds like it's about to fall apart. Read More >>

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An Instagram Foot Shot From the Tallest Building in the World Is the Best Instagram Foot Shot

Your feet in a front of a sunset. Your feet sprawled on a grassy knoll. Your feet surrounded by cats. Whatever the situation, Instagram's about giving your friends and admirers a chance to peer through sepia-coloured glasses at the fun and exciting life of your feet. But photographer Joe McNally may have just taken the Instagram-foot-shot to end all foot shots. Read More >>

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Did You Know That the Burj Khalifa Is So Tall That you Can Watch Two Sunsets On the Same Day?

Here's a factoid that will blow your mind: the Burj Khalifa—the tallest building in the world—is so tall that you can watch the sunset from the base of the building, get into an elevator right to the top, and watch the sunset all over again. Read More >>

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The Highest Skyscraper In the World Will Be This 1,050-Metre-High Turd

Forget about the 1-kilometre-high Kingdom Tower. There will be a building higher than that. This is it, the Azerbaijan Tower. It will be fifty metres higher, have 189 floors and looks like a beautifully shiny glass, steel and concrete monolith of crap. Read More >>

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World's Tallest Building Shows Off World's Awesomest Fireworks Display

As if being the tallest building in the world isn't already impressive enough, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai put on one of the most amazing fireworks displays I've ever seen to ring in the new year. Read More >>

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Without Trucks, the Tallest Building In the World Would Become the Tallest Mountain of Poop

When I saw the Burj Khalifa in real life I was truly stunned. Indeed, tallest skyscraper in the world defies belief. Today I learned something that also defies belief: all the poop produced there has to be removed by trucks. Read More >>

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