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

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

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

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. Only … » 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 only… » 12/10/07 8:40am 12/10/07 8:40am