Monday, January 4, 2010

Tallest Building in the World.....

Today Dubai hosted the inauguration of the tallest building in the world, Burj Dubai. The building is 168 stories high and reaches 2,684 feet into the sky.

This is truely an amazing building.....over 1billion dollars to construct.

Burj Dubai is the world's tallest building, tallest free-standing structure, boasts the highest occupied floor, the highest outdoor observation deck and the world's longest-traveling elevator (1,640 feet in 2 minutes). (excerpt from CNN).

The building includes 5-star Armani Hotel which offers 160 guest rooms across 10 floors. The 430,000-square-foot hotel, designed and furnished by Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani, features eight restaurants, a spa, swimming pool, library, fitness center and business center, as well as 30,000 square feet of conference and banquet space on "mirror-smooth marble floors," according to the Armani corporate Web site.