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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

This is what it feels like on top of the world's tallest building

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest manmade structure in the world. Standing at a height of 2717 feet and having more than 160+ floors. The building located in Dubai and acknowledged as the tallest building in the world can offer some spectacular views from the top. If you're wondering what it feels like to stand on one of the top most floors or maybe step out onto the maintenance units. Google Street View has gone ahead and done just that to give you a view from the 124th floor and also step out off a window on the 80th floor with the maintenance unit. The guys that keep the windows clear have the job of stepping right out and getting the best possible views. The winds are also blowing a quite high speeds at that height.

Google Street View Burj KhalifaIn addition to being the tallest building in the world, it also has the world's fastest elevators - moving at 22 mph. So even if you're afraid of heights, these street view images from Google will give you some perspective. From up there you can see the ocean, islands and the whole lay of the land. You can check out the entire collection of the images here. Google used something called Street view Trekker and Trolley. Which is basically their recording equipment carried around like a backpack. These cameras are used when in places where a vehicle can't go.

Check out the street view collect of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai here.

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