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The Quick 10: The Chrysler Building

Apparently it’s Buildings of New York Appreciation Week here in MF. Joining the New York Public Library in having a birthday this week is the Chrysler Building, which will be celebrating its 81st year dominating the Manhattan skyline. It may not be the tallest building in town these days, but it’s still one of the [...]

Saudi Arabia Plans to Build Mile-High Building

Saudi Arabia’s proposed Kingdom Tower will rise to 5,280 feet. That’s a full mile. If completed, this building in Jeddah will cost $30 billion to build and will contain apartments, hotel rooms, and offices in its 12 million cubic feet of space. The above graphic compares the structure to the Petronis Tower (center) in Malaysia [...]

Dubai’s Vertical City Photos

Neatorama readers have followed the construction of the Burj Dubai. At times it seemed as if it would never be completed. Now the new tallest building in the world, renamed the Burj Khalifa, is finished. See photographs of the grand opening and find links to stories about the event. Fireworks light up Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest [...]

On Top of the World’s Tallest Building

[YouTube - Link] This amateur video shows us how small everything is compared to the mighty Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world. From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Christophe.

Marvelous Burj Dubai Fountain Show

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Marvelous Burj Dubai Fountain Show I can watch this over and over again… The tallest fountain in the world (with water reaching as high as 150 meters), near the tallest building in the world (see here) was recently completed and tested with this water/light/music extravaganza. The musical piece is the [...]