World Developer: Dubai Tower at 'new record height'

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The developer of a Dubai skyscraper set to become the world's tallest building says the rising tower now stands at a "new record height" of 2,257 feet.

Emaar Properties says the skyscraper — known as Burj Dubai — now has "more than 160 stories." Its exterior is almost done and work has started on the interior.

The company's Monday statement gave no other details. The silvery steel-and-glass building's final height is a secret.

Last summer, the developer announced the building surpassed Taiwan's Taipei 101 which has dominated the global skyline at 1,667 feet since 2004.

Read more about it here.
 

shinami

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It would be really cool to live on the highest floor of such a building.
 

shinami

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I don't know if this is true, but i heard somewhere that at such great heights, when you live in an apartment, its slowly "moving" from sides to side, and if you place a glass of water, you can see the water moving, tho i'm not sure if this is true, i just heard it somewhere.
 

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yeah but if you lived on the bottom, no different. one wai everything collapses on you, and that a lot, and the other you fall with it from a great height
 

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It wouldn't collapse, and you can just have parachutes at the top cuz it's tall enough for that.
 

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I don't know if this is true, but i heard somewhere that at such great heights, when you live in an apartment, its slowly "moving" from sides to side, and if you place a glass of water, you can see the water moving, tho i'm not sure if this is true, i just heard it somewhere.
Time runs( kind of) slower too up there.
 

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I don't know if this is true, but i heard somewhere that at such great heights, when you live in an apartment, its slowly "moving" from sides to side,
Yep, the top floors can sway a few meters back and forth on tall buildings like this.

lol parachutes wont help you if a plane crashes into it.
Skyscrapers are designed to withstand things like this. *coughcough*
 
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