Sit back and watch this incredible footage of a drone cam flying over the tip of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest human-made structure in the world.
Standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft) tall, the Burj Khalifa is located in downtown Dubai and can claim a clutch of awards [—]:
- Tallest existing structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m or 2,063 ft)
- Tallest structure ever built: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m or 2,121 ft)
- Tallest freestanding structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m or 1,815 ft)
- Tallest skyscraper (to top of spire): 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m or 1,671 ft)
- Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower – 527 m or 1,729 ft)
- Building with most floors: 163 (previously World Trade Center – 110)
- Building with world’s highest occupied floor: 584.5 m (1,918 ft)
- World’s highest elevator installation (situated inside a rod at the very top of the building)
- World’s longest travel distance elevators: 504m (1,654 ft)
- Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)
- World’s tallest structure that includes residential space
- World’s second highest outdoor observation deck: 124th floor at 452 m (1,483 ft). When it first opened, the observation deck was the highest outdoor observation deck in the World, but it has since been surpassed by Cloud Top 488 on top of Canton Tower.
- World’s highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade: 512 m (1,680 ft)
- World’s highest nightclub: 144th floor
- World’s highest restaurant (At.mosphere): 122nd floor at 442 m (1,450 ft) (previously 360, at a height of 350 m (1,148 ft) in CN Tower)
- World’s highest New Year display of fireworks.
- World’s second highest swimming pool: 76th floor(world’s highest swimming pool is located on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong).
Before you start dusting off your Maplins discount drone and heading off to the nearest skyscraper, you should be aware that the average drone can only manage about 165 feet before getting a terminal case of vertigo.
Team BlackSheep – the folk who made this stunning video – employed the TBS Discovery, a special drone with a range of up to three kilometres.
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