UAE - Reaching to the Sky - Blue hour over Burj Dubai / Burj Khalifa

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    Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي‎ "Dubai Tower"), a supertall skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 818 m (2,684 ft). Construction began on 21 September 2004, and the tower is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy by the end of 2009. The building is part of the 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) flagship development called "Downtown Burj Dubai" at the "First Interchange" along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The tower's architect is Adrian Smith, who worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) until 2006.

    Current records
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    * Tallest structure: 818 m (2,684 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast - 628.8 m (2,063 ft))
    * Tallest freestanding structure: 818 m (2,684 ft) (previously CN Tower - 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
    * Building with most floors: 160 (previously World Trade Center - 110)
    * World's highest elevator installation
    * Worlds fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h or 18 m/s (59 ft/s) (previously Taipei 101 – 16.83 m/s)
    * Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 601 m (1,972 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
    * Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 601 m (1,972 ft) (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant - 532 m (1,745 ft))
    * The first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space
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    Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens's focal length: 17.00 - 40.00 mm, Photo Focal length: 19.00 mm, Aperture: 11, Exposure time: 32.0 s, ISO: 100

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    1. khalid almasoud 64 months ago | reply

      The best until now.

    2. Chelsea Shoesmith 62 months ago | reply

      Hi wow, nice shot! I love the colours. Check out my shot of the burj.

    3. miamiphotographerone 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called City of the World (Post 6 & Comment 3 Please) NEW, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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