Eagle flies above Dubai from the Burj Khalifa and nails target landing

Watch as an eagle takes off from the Burj Khalifa and flies high up above Dubai in this incredible video that shows you the stunning view from the eagle's point of view. It's fun to see it calibrate itself at 2700 feet in the air and then recognize its landing target and take an immediate dive toward its trainer. » 3/16/15 5:02pm 3/16/15 5:02pm

Check Out the 148-Story View from the World's Highest Observation Deck

As long as architects keep building up (and up, and up), folks are going to want to check out the view from way up in the air. Well: The Burj Khalifa just unveiled a new observation deck that gets visitors a little closer to heaven on the 148th floor—that's about 1,821 feet. Gulp. » 10/17/14 9:40pm 10/17/14 9:40pm

8 of the World's Coolest Skyscrapers Rendered Like 1980s Futurist Art

An increasing number of skyscrapers that line our horizons these days resemble the future we were promised: twisting pillars of glass and steel that stretch up into the clouds. When you glaze those buildings with some 1980s-inspired French futurism, however, they look simply surreal » 8/28/14 9:00am 8/28/14 9:00am

Watch a drone fly over the Burj Khalifa and Dubai

The view sure is nice from up there, isn't it? Team Blacksheep flew a drone all across—or more accurately, all over—Dubai to show you downtown Dubai, the Palm Island, the Burj Al Arab and of course, the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. It's the closest we'll ever get to flying like Superman. » 5/16/14 9:24pm 5/16/14 9:24pm

Watch the First BASE Jump From the Tip of the World's Tallest Building

Hold tight. This new video shows Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new World Record: by climbing to the very top of Burj Khalifa—the world's tallest building—and then BASE jumping off it. » 4/23/14 4:20am 4/23/14 4:20am

HD Video From Space Makes the World's Tallest Building Look Like a Toy

Static, low-res satellite imagery is so passé. Watching HD video from space satellites is the future, especially when looking down on the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. » 4/18/14 1:20pm 4/18/14 1:20pm

What It Looks Like When Lightning Strikes the World's Tallest Building

The World's Tallest Building May Soon Be Without Elevators or A/C

Rent at the 163-story Burj Khalifa doesn't come cheap. While a one-bedroom "only" costs $55,000 a year (according to CNN), it's the $25,000 service fee that really gets you. Now, a fight over these fees may force tenants to make the climb home on foot. » 2/11/14 4:20pm 2/11/14 4:20pm

Dubai had the world's largest fireworks show and it was amazing

To celebrate the New Year, Dubai decided to break the Guinness World Record for world's largest fireworks show. Because of course the world's largest fireworks show would be in Dubai. They put the best show on every year. Might as well put on the biggest too. Dubai exploded over 500,000 fireworks in just 6 minutes… » 1/02/14 8:12pm 1/02/14 8:12pm

The World's Tallest Building Looks Badass From A Helicopter

There's a lot to know about Dubai's towering Burj Khalifa. Every creak and every inch is constantly monitored and explored. But sometimes you just want to see something lit up in all its glory. And that's the point where you get in a helicopter and go take some awesome night shots. You have access to a helicopter,… » 7/21/13 10:32am 7/21/13 10:32am

Burj Kahlifa on Street View: The World's Tallest Building, Inside Out

The beauty of Google Street View is it can take you to places you might never otherwise see, and now it includes the crazy panoramic view from the top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa. » 6/24/13 11:12am 6/24/13 11:12am

What It Really Looks Like Atop the World’s Tallest Building

In January, Dubai photog Gerald Donovan showed us what the earth looks like from the pinnacle of the world’s tallest building, thanks to a 360 degree panorama that was ‘shopped to remove the Burj Khalifa itself. But today, Donovan released the original, undoctored image—and it’s even better than the edited version. » 6/13/13 1:15pm 6/13/13 1:15pm

New Elevator Tech Could Double How Tall Our Highest Buildings Can Be

China may be quick on the path to constructing the world's newest tallest building ever, but should they succeed, their reign is probably going to be fairly short-lived—and all because of an elevator. More specifically, an elevator that can travel up to 1000 meters—two times higher than any built before it. » 6/11/13 5:40pm 6/11/13 5:40pm

Huge Erections: What’s Driving The Rise Of Super Towers?

Is it just us or are towers getting taller and taller these days? Broad Group, a Chinese developer, recently announced plans to scale up its prefabricated building technology to unparalleled proportions. The proposed Sky City outside Changsha will be the tallest on earth at 838 m or 2,749 ft, just barely inching past… » 5/24/13 3:40pm 5/24/13 3:40pm

Hearing the World’s Tallest Building Creak in a Storm Is Terrifying

Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a lot of things: a testament to humankind's love of building humungous stuff for the hell of it. It's very shiny! And in a bad storm, it sounds like it's about to fall apart. » 4/15/13 9:24am 4/15/13 9:24am

An Instagram Foot Shot From the Tallest Building in the World Is the…

Your feet in a front of a sunset. Your feet sprawled on a grassy knoll. Your feet surrounded by cats. Whatever the situation, Instagram's about giving your friends and admirers a chance to peer through sepia-colored glasses at the fun and exciting life of your feet. But photographer Joe McNally may have just taken… » 3/18/13 12:40pm 3/18/13 12:40pm

Did You Know That the Burj Khalifa Is So Tall That you Can Watch Two…

Here's a factoid that will blow your mind: the Burj Khalifa—the largest building in the world—is so tall that you can watch the sunset from the base of the building, get into an elevator right to the top, and watch the sunset all over again. » 6/10/12 5:00pm 6/10/12 5:00pm

The Highest Skyscraper In the World Will Be This 3,444-Foot Turd

Forget about the 1-kilometer-high Kingdom Tower. There will be a building higher than that: the Azerbaijan Tower. It will be fifty meters higher than the Kingdom Tower, have 189 floors and look like a shiny glass, steel and concrete monolith of crap. » 2/09/12 6:40pm 2/09/12 6:40pm

World's Tallest Building Shows Off World's Awesomest Fireworks Display

As if being the tallest building in the world isn't already impressive enough, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai put on one of the most amazing fireworks displays I've ever seen to ring in the new year. » 1/02/12 9:20am 1/02/12 9:20am

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