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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The sky isn't the limit?

The world's tallest building is currently the Burj Kalifah situated in Dubai which cost a whopping 1.5 billion dollars to build. In the lifts your ears are popping from the amount of pressure change and there are futuristic space style disco lights. Once you reach the 124 floor's observation deck then you have amazing views across the country.

There are some really interesting design features such as the silver tinted windows, giving a beautiful reflection of the bright sun, but also keeping the building cool.

It takes 3-4 months to clean all the windows with track lines, a series of ropes and for the spire: men hand cleaning! Just like in Vietnam really.

What's even more shocking is that there may be an even taller construction in Saudi Arabia, adding just over 100m and breaking world records. It seems like the sky simply isn't the limit.

Here's a link for more information:

I don't think there's any building in Hanoi as amazing as this one!

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