Love it or hate it, the Burj Dubai is something to behold.
I see "The Burj" up close and personal every day when I’m in Dubai (my home for nine months of the year), because it’s virtually across the street from where I live.
These two relatively recent pieces offer some interesting facts about (and some dizzying views from), the world’s tallest building, which continues to be a source of fascination for architectural aficionados around the globe.
You wouldn’t catch me making movies from the top of the spire – and the fellow featured in the breathtaking piece from the Burj’s apex looks none too comfortable doing it either!
See for yourself in this amateur videographer’s view, posted just a few days ago on YouTube…
…then get the facts and figures from ABC’s more professional report:
Fireworks Open Dubai’s Burj Khalifa
Dubai Frozen In Time (But Likely Not For Long)
Views From Top Of Burj Dubai Spire – SCARY!!
2010: The Trailer, A Creative Concept Well Executed
A Little Behind Schedule, But Oh-So-Spectacular On Video
Metaphor For Love To Hate Dubai Debate
How High is
High in Dubai?
Towers: Who’s On Top And Who’s Not
the Ground in Dubai, and Taking Baby Steps
Why Blame It On Dubai?
Letter to Johann Hari