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The World’s Tallest Tower

Wednesday, January 20th, 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)

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New York !

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Travel Guide – Top 5 Things to Check Out in New York City

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The Empire State Building

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One of the world’s most famous skyscrapers is easily recognized by its strong, slender ascent into the NY sky. Opened in 1931, this 1,450 feet icon is currently the ninth tallest building in the world. The landmark soars more than a quarter mile into the Manhattan atmosphere.

Observation decks are on the 86th and 102nd floors. The lower deck is probably the better spot for the best views. On clear days, enjoy an amazing 80-mile visibility.

In the lobby, special concerts and art exhibits are offered at various times throughout the year. Hour and rates vary so be sure to check for specific information.

Construction workers of the Empire State Building

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Let’s visit the Empire State Building !

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