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First suicide from 160th storey of Burj Khalifa

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I just copied a front view of the world’s tallest building, which is in Dubai. An extraordinary image of the “tallest tower”.

To think that this building is in a desert environment! And here is the link to the BBC article about this “first suicide”.


Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/05/10 at 16:38

A striking image of downtown Dubai

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The unreality of skyscrapers in the desert is captured in this unique view! Burj Khalifa, the tallest free standing man-made structure in the world!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/02/01 at 21:52

The world’s tallest building in its ‘hood in Dubai

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It’s now officially the Burj Khalifa, named after the official head of Abu Dhabi. That is expected to be a recognition that the shaky finances of Dubai‘s commercial real estate needed an injection of considerable capital at the end of 2009. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are both members of the United Arab Emirates and the latter is relatively oil rich.

But I was really interested in posting this photo of the Burj K since I hadn’t seen an image of it in its ‘hood, which seems so Middle East:

It’s significant to mention that there is an underground metro system running under that street to the left of the Burj K.

Dubai may have a small land area and sparse population as any desert nation must, but it sure has its share of big city features!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/01/07 at 08:23