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Published on May 9, 2012
Recorded April 10, 2012
My visit to the world's tallest building includes... 00:12 Aerial view of Burj Khalifa & Downtown Dubai 00:31 Ground view of Burj Khalifa 00:57 My accent to the 124th floor observation deck 02:18 "At the Top" observation deck 08:05 Descend from "At the Top" 09:26 Burj Khalifa Lake at sunset 12:00 Fountain performance at sunset 14:47 Fountain performance just after sundown 19:11 Evening fountain performance 22:50 Evening views of Burj Khalifa Lake and Burj Khalifa 23:52 Aerial view of fountain performance from my hotel
Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة "Khalifa Tower"), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest manmade structure in the world, at 2,723 feet. Construction began on September 21, 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on October 1, 2009. The building officially opened on January 4, 2010. It is part of the development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The total cost for the project was about $1.5 billion US; and for the entire "Downtown Dubai" development, $20 billion US.
The Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, it is 902 feet long and shoots water 240 feet into the air accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. It was built at a cost of 218 million U.S. dollars.