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That the Burj Dubai was finished yesterday.
Well, it's been renamed the Burj Khalifa after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan of Abu Dhabi, the president of The United Arab Emirates who bailed Dubai out of about $10 billion of debt last month.

But at 828 meters above the earth, greed and excess has never looked so damn good!

For anyone reading this without the slightest hint of an idea of what I'm talking about, the Burj Khalifa is now the world's tallest building. It's 160 stories tall, more than twice the height of the Empire States building and considerably taller than the previous tallest building, Taipei 101, at 509m.

Work on the building began in 2004, and was concluded by the opening ceremony last night.

The main structure is composed of a re-enforced concrete core with steel and glass cladding.

You can find the rest of the facts and figures here.
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