Burj Khalifa

5 years Burj Khalifa

Photo: Mubarak Fahad (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Good Morning. Today in 2010 the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was inaugurated in Dubai, UAE.

What I find most interesting about this building is not it’s height of 829.8 meters, but the fact, that it contains pieces of Berlin:

About 35’000 tons of steel on the upper floors are recycled steel from the demolished Palace of the Republic in Berlin. (Source)

Isn’t this amazing? Just as the view from the building:

Burj Khalifa view

Photo: Simon Bierwald (CC BY-SA 2.0)

On a clear day the top of the building can be seen from over 100 kilometers away.

Burj Khalifa

Photo: Frans Zwart (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Dubai is one of the cities, that I definitely want to visit soon.

What places do you want to see?


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