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Official opening of the World's Tallest Building

Some shots of the fireworks display and the inauguration of Burj Dubai/Khalifa taken by a friend of mine 1) Before the inauguration started... 2) Initial fireworks 3) Light show... 4)

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Old 01-04-2010, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some shots of the fireworks display and the inauguration of Burj Dubai/Khalifa taken by a friend of mine

1) Before the inauguration started...


2) Initial fireworks


3) Light show...


4) This was soo cool...


Current records
Tallest skyscraper to top of spire: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m (1,671 ft))
Tallest structure ever built: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m (2,121 ft))
Tallest extant structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m (2,063 ft))
Tallest freestanding structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
Building with most floors: 160 (previously both 1 and 2 World Trade Center – 110)[25][4]
World's highest elevator installation[26]
World's fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s)[26] (previously Taipei 101 – 16.83 m/s)
Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)[27] (previously Taipei 101 – 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 606 m (1,988 ft)[27] (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant – 532 m (1,745 ft)[28])
The first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space[29]
Highest outdoor observation deck in the world[30]
Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
Tallest service elevator in the world
World's highest installation of an aluminium and glass faηade, at a height of 512 m (1,680 ft)[14]
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow!

Now for some shots up top
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That building is totally useless, but awesome at the same time. I hope to visit one day.
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awesome pics! I have really enjoyed my visits to Dubai. I'm switching back to a smaller plane now, so I fear I won't be back for a while.
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I read somewhere that because of the design of the building, the top 30 or so floors are tiny (and useless).
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The pictures make it look so nice. I personally thought it looked very awkward and out of place though. I didn't see it 100% complete, but it was almost done...
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Oh you should see it now!

They have those beam projectors keeping that place lit just so nice!
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Sam, do you have any distance shots (night or day)?
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There you go!

Not sure I can get any better pix, that thing won't fit in a pic without having a wide lens and a stand lol
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There you go!

Not sure I can get any better pix, that thing won't fit in a pic without having a wide lens and a stand lol
So being here everyone enjoys seeing pictures of this building and such, but what do people there think of it?
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That thing has businesses as one would expect, but don't people have like, apartments in there as well?
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