The World's Tallest Building Keeps Growing
When it comes to world-class architecture, Dubai is where it's at. And at the center of the Dubai design boom is the $1 billion Burj Dubai skyscraper. It's currently the world's tallest building and it continues to grow by the day. These amazing photos from BurjDubaiSkyscraper.com look like they're taken from an airplane, but the view is actually from inside the tower.
No one knows exactly how tall the Burj Dubai will be when it's finished, but the 140th floor is the same height as the now 2nd tallest building in the world, Taipei 101. Imagine two Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other and that's just over the anticipated height of Burj Dubai.
Burj Dabai is impressive in size and deisgn. American architect Adrian Smith is behind the grand plans. According to the Associated Press, the massive skyscraper will include double-decker elevators that carry 42 people at 40 miles per hour to the top. In all, the tower is expected to have 160 floors, filled with 56 elevators, luxury apartments, a hotel, spas and much more. The skyscraper was orginally supposed to be completed late this year, but that has been moved to mid-2009.