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Burj Dubai Finishing touches are made on the world’s highest building.

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Burj Dubai Taipei 101 Empire State Eiffel tower 818 m 509 m 381 m 318 m

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The construction started in 2004.

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february 2006

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In May 2007 it set a record in vertical concrete pumping of 500 meters.

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In september 2007 was already the worlds highest building. (555 m)

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September 2008, it is the highest building ever built by human hand. It’s height: 700 m.

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With its160 floors, it broke a previous record. .. The previous world record was 110 story's.

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Its work in progress…

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It set the record in occurred expenses too:4,2 billion Dollars.

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For its construction new technological solutions have been developed.

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The crane operators had no acrophobia.

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At the upper level the Earth's curvature and rotation is detectable.

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The existing skyscrapers are dwarfed by the tower.

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A photo from last year…

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A view from the tower… in fair weather…

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…and at dust storm.

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The tower from afar…

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The location of the tower in Dubai.

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The surroundings

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There is an artificial lake and a fountain in front of the tower.

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This is the Worlds highest musical fountain.

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The curtain of water is 150 m high and 250 m long

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The fountain’s jets are computer controlled.

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The cost of construction of the fountain was 220 million dollars.

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The jets are illuminated by 6600 electric bulbs and 50 colored light projectors.

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The construction of the Burj Dubai will be completed, but the opening could be deferred for years due to economic crisis, and the decline of tourism.

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