From the 140th floor: Hope you’re not scared of heights

That’s the view from the 140th floor of Burj Dubai, which will become the tallest building (that’s even including communication towers) in the history of mankind when it’s completed sometime next year. There will be a total of 160 floors and some 3.5 million square of office and residential space. And don’t forget about the $4.1 billion construction bill.

I recently had dinner with a couple of the guys who helped design the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, so I’m a bit awed by just how outrageous skyscraper engineering has become (as well as how fierce the competition has been getting–did you know there’s a committee to designate the world’s tallest skyscraper?).

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