Today’s Ridiculous Feat of Engineering Brought To You By

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, of course.  Where else?

(BBC)The Burj Khalifa was revealed to be 828m (2,716ft) high, far taller than the previous record holder, Taipei 101.

For comparison, the Empire State Building’s roof is only 1,250 feet tall which puts Khalifa easily twice as high.

Burj Khalifa compared to other landmarks.

Burj Khalifa compared to other landmarks.

It certainly is a remarkable feat of architecture and engineering, and we can be proud to note that it was designed by an American engineering and architectural firm, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP.

Knowing Dubai, I’m sure the height and design isn’t the only amazing aspect of the structure. The windows are probably made out of diamonds, the water pipes solid gold, the nuts and bolts molded from platinum, and the toilet paper $100 bills.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa on January 4, 2010.

Related Posts:

  • No Related Posts

Leave a Reply