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The World’s Tallest Tower

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Dubai opened the world’s tallest skyscraper today.The building’s official height, a secret until now, was put at 2,717 feet — more than a half-mile high.The $1.5-billion new tower will take the name Burj Khalifa after the ruler of the neighboring emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.The centerpiece of the $20 billion Downtown Dubai project includes 37 office floors, 1,044 apartments and 160 hotel rooms designed by Giorgio Armani. Emaar said it expects 12,000 people to live or work in the tower and connected office buildings.
(Source: Los Angeles Times)