Burj Dubai renamed Burj Khalifa, still the tallest thing on Earth

In September 2008 the still-incomplete Burj Dubai building officially surpassed the height of all other buildings, towers and masts worldwide, making it the tallest man-made structure on the planet. However, it wasn’t until yesterday that the building was officially opened, and we learned its final official height, an absolutely unbelievable 828 metres tall. Also revealed yesterday was a new name for the building, Burj Khalifa. Dubai’s recent struggle with debt has been widely discussed, but last month Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan injected over £6bn into the flailing economy, and in return, the tallest-structure that man has…

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