Thursday, September 08, 2011

Unfathomably Big!

With 163 stories and standing 2, 717 feet high (that's half a mile!), Burj Khalifa is by far the world's tallest building and tallest structure. It's located in the United Arab Emirates, in Dubai.

By next year, the Arabian Peninsula will have the world's TWO tallest buildings - more on that tomorrow.

But the UAE now has a shocking 25 of the world's 100 tallest buildings, behind only China, which has 32. Trailing at third is the US has a mere 22.

China is the world skyscraper leader, all around, with 4 of the 10 tallest buildings, 20 of the tallest 50, and 61 of the tallest 200. (the US has 2, 8, and 44, respectively).

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