Posted by: mrpeatie | June 10, 2008

World’s Tallest Structure

Up until April of this year, the world’s tallest man-made structure was actually a TV tower piercing the desolate skyline outside of Blanchard, North Dakota of all places. This TV mast for KVLY-TV stood at a height of 629 meters and has been the tallest man-made structure on earth since 1991. That year a taller radio mast in Poland collapsed bequething the world’s tallest structure title.

On April 7, 2008 the Burj Dubai surpassed a height of 629 meters to become the world’s tallest man-made structure. The Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower) is a skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emrites. You’ve probably seen pictures of the Dubai Tower, or have seen pictures of some of the other crazy things they are building in Dubai these days. From indoor ski slopes, to underwater hotels, to man-made islands, to spaceports, nothing is too outrageous (or expensive) for the wealthy Sheikhs of Dubai to construct.

The final height is being kept a secret but it’s estimated that it will surpass 900m (over 2,900 feet). It is expected to have 162 habitable floors besting Chicago’s Sears Tower which holds the record at 110 floors.

Scheduled for completion in 2009, the Burj Dubai is an impressive site. The official website has a great photo gallery and other information on this massive project.   

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  1. Zoning plans passed in Philly to build the tallest building in the US at 1500 feet.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20080620_Zoning_bill_marks_1st_step_toward_1_500-foot_skyscraper_here.html

  2. […] have over 162 habitable floors, the Dubai Tower will easily be taller than all other buildings and man-made structures in the world. A fantastic photo gallery of the project can be found here. Artists rendering of Nakheel […]

  3. Burj Dubai in Dubai, UAE would remain as the biggest and tallest skyscraper in the world from
    2009 to 2010. Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan is………
    the tallest completed officetower. The Start-Up
    Lollipop in Buenos Aires, Argentina is the tallest
    tower ever. It’s north of the El Faro Towers.


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