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…

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