ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network













The world’s tallest building

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.


Email   PrintPrint



Video of the Week #98, June 27th, 2013:

From: STEM Makes Cars Safer, Buildings Taller, Enables Hearing and Moves Giant Magnets! by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid.

Source: Google Maps on YouTube.

Google Street View created a video demonstrating how they have been working to document the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building at 828 meters (2,716 feet), inside and out. A visit to the spire at the top is quite phenomenal. The Burj Khalifa is an architectural and engineering marvel and the new Trekker camera device is quite nifty, too.





Rights & Permissions

Comments 3 Comments

Add Comment
  1. 1. vertland@aol.com 2:51 pm 06/27/2013

    I understand that this building is not even hooked-up to a sewage system, so everyday tanker trucks have to haul away its sewage. Talk about putting the cart before the horse.

    Link to this
  2. 2. Dr. Strangelove 5:40 am 06/29/2013

    You can stack 14 Burj Khalifas on top of each other, this man-made structure would still be taller. Guess what’s this tallest man-made structure?

    Link to this
  3. 3. Science_Genius 4:33 pm 07/2/2013

    Cool!

    Link to this

Add a Comment
You must sign in or register as a ScientificAmerican.com member to submit a comment.

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Special Universe

Get the latest Special Collector's edition

Secrets of the Universe: Past, Present, Future

Order Now >

X

Email this Article

X