The First Panorama From the Top of the Tallest Building in the World

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Gizmodo friend Gerald Donovan has sent us an amazing 2.6 GB, 360-degree panorama from the very top of the highest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. You know, where Tom Cruise perched to be closer to Xenu and look out over all of us lousy, pill-popping humans. It'll take your breath away.


To put things in perspective—if the view itself isn't enough—the Burj Khalifa is so tall that you can watch two sunsets in the same day: 2,722 feet (830 meter) of glass, concrete and steel.


Now you can feel like Tom by looking into the interactive panorama here. And, until China builds its 2,749 feet (838 meters) prefab Sky City building in 90 days, this is the tallest man-made point of view you're going to get. Not that you could possibly ask for anything more. [Interactive PanoramaThanks Gerard!]


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I read a post on a skyscraper forum that said the Sky City project will begin this March and finish in September. A little longer than 90 days, yes, but for the tallest building in the world it's the speed equivalent of bamboo growing. I'll believe it when I see the first pre-fab pieces on the ground, though.