Without Trucks, the Tallest Building In the World Would Become the…

When I saw the Burj Khalifa in real life I was truly stunned. The 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. » 11/08/11 11:49am 11/08/11 11:49am

First Suicide from the Tallest Building in the World [WARNING: STRONG…

Well, it had to happen sooner or later: Someone just jumped off the 147th floor of the Burj Khalifa—shown in the picture above—the tallest building in the world, and killed himself. WARNING: STRONG IMAGE AHEAD. » 5/10/11 10:51am 5/10/11 10:51am

Why Is Tom Cruise Sitting On Top of the World's Tallest Building?

We got photographs and video of Tom Cruise jumping off the mid-section of the tallest skyscraper in the world. But this is him on the very top of the Burj Khalifa, filmed by an helicopter, taken around 1AM New York time. » 11/18/10 9:31am 11/18/10 9:31am

Video of Tom Cruise Jumping Off the World's Tallest Skyscraper

What's better than a photo of Tom Cruise jumping off the Burj Khalifa during the filming of Mission Impossible 4 in Dubai? A 35-frame stop-motion video of the whole event, obviously. » 11/10/10 10:10am 11/10/10 10:10am

This Is Tom Cruise Jumping Off the Tallest Skyscraper In the World

They are filming Mission Impossible 4 in Dubai right now. Our friend and local Dubai photographer Gerald Donovan took this photo of none other than Tom Cruise jumping off the Burj Khalifa, formerly known as the Burj Dubai: » 11/08/10 12:26am 11/08/10 12:26am

World's Tallest Building Burj Khalifa Gets Shut Down

Is the new world's tallest building going through some issues? While so far only the observation deck is open, it's been temporarily shut down due to "unexpected high traffic" and "electrical problems." Ruh roh! » 2/08/10 3:22pm 2/08/10 3:22pm

A World Record Base Jump From the Top of a World Record Building

Base jumping, one of the world's most dangerous sports, is very cool. The Burj Khalifa AKA the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, is also very cool. The two together? Well that's just God damn crazy. » 1/09/10 3:00pm 1/09/10 3:00pm

Raise Your Hand If You Spent New Years Eve on Top of the Tallest…

Yes, me neither. But these guys almost did, filming this crystal clear video—much better and vertigo-inducing than the previous one, thanks to a better camera and wider lens angle—on December 31, from the tip of the Burj Dubai. » 1/01/10 8:52pm 1/01/10 8:52pm

Unbelievable 2.3 Gigapixel Photo of the Burj Dubai

Believe it or not, this is the Burj Dubai. The very end of it, the top of its antenna tickling the sky. It's just a tiny part of this brain-imploding 2.3 gigapixel photo of the largest skyscraper in the world: » 12/24/09 8:00am 12/24/09 8:00am

The Burj Dubai Just Can't Stop Getting Struck By Lightning

A tipster sent along this spectacular photo of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest, most absurdly ostentatious building, getting struck by lightning. While checking for newness, I noticed something amazing: This happens all the time. » 11/27/09 9:00am 11/27/09 9:00am

This Video From the Tip Top of the Burj Dubai Makes Me Sick to My…

Hold me, I feel like puking after watching this video from the top of the Burj Dubai, the tallest man-made point on earth. The shaking? That's because the tower's wobbling. Vertigo, uggghhhhh. [YouTube via Skyscraper Forums via Mahoney's Playground] » 11/13/09 3:59pm 11/13/09 3:59pm

World's Tallest, Most Expensive Fountain In Sparkling Action

As you would expect, the world's tallest fountain is in Dubai. As you would expect, it's next to the world's tallest building. And as you would expect, it's as naff as everything else in there. » 11/09/09 9:21am 11/09/09 9:21am

This Is What the Burj Dubai Would Look Like in Midtown Manhattan

What would the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, look like if it was in NYC? It would look something like this. Holy shit, this thing is huge. And here's some more perspective for you: » 9/23/09 5:40pm 9/23/09 5:40pm

Cleaning the Tallest Building In the World Requires High Pressure Water…

Things in Dubai get dirty pretty fast thanks to the desert. But how the heck do you clean the 2,683-foot Burj Dubai? What about a window-cleaning SWAT team rappelling down its surface with high pressure water guns. [Thanks Gerard] » 9/21/09 12:20pm 9/21/09 12:20pm

Two Guys Jumped Off the Burj Dubai and Lived to Tell About It

Oh, wow. Apparently, in May, a Brit and a Frenchman snuck on to the under-construction Burj Dubai and BASE jumped from it at 650 meters up. Now, there's video available of their infiltration, jump and subsequent escape. The footage from up top and the jump is just incredible stuff. I wish I had the…

A Skyscraper So Tall Builders Can't Use Walkie-Talkies

If you want to build a skyscraper 2,275 feet tall, you will face engineering challenges comparable to those of the Space Shuttle just because its sheer size. One of them is communications. When the unbelievable Burj Dubai » 8/22/08 1:10pm 8/22/08 1:10pm started to get really high, the construction workers discovered one problem that seems obvious…

Real Sim City Comes to Life in the Desert

Yesterday's images of the almost-finished Burj Dubai » 8/20/08 9:00am 8/20/08 9:00am blew our minds with its scale and grandiosity. Today, reader David Hobcote zooms out his Canon 1Ds Mark III on board a Bell heli to show us the current state of some of Dubai's new landmarks, including the stunning New Atlantis Hotel and the first house constructed…

Tallest Skyscraper in the World Almost Completed, Defies Belief

The Burj Dubai tower, the tallest skyscraper in the world » 8/19/08 11:30am 8/19/08 11:30am, is about to be completed. To celebrate it, David Hobcote has taken a series of amazing high resolution pictures from the air which give an exact impression of the breathtaking, massive scale of this building. Inside, it looks like a set from Blade Runner or…

Burj Dubai Becomes World's Tallest Man-Made Structure Today

As of today, the Burj Dubai skyscraper in the Middle East stands at 650 meters, and here's a diagram found on the SkyscraperCity forums, comparing it to all the other towers. The construction has finally surpassed the current tallest man-made structure, the Warsawa radio mast in Poland, which stands at 646 meters.… » 5/20/08 3:40am 5/20/08 3:40am

The World's Tallest Building Has a Hell of a View

Not so long ago, our own Addy Dugdale showed us the Burj Dubai, what will be the world's tallest building of any kind when finished. Discovery Channel show "Really Big Things" got a slightly better view as the first camera crew allowed on top the building. And what can we say? It's high up there at 137 stories. And… » 12/10/07 8:40am 12/10/07 8:40am