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Dubai to unveil height of world's tallest building

Dubai to unveil height of world's tallest building

Posted 4 January 2010, 12:19 AEDT

Dubai may be in financial turmoil, but later on Monday the Emirate officially opens perhaps its most incredible construction project yet.

The Burj Dubai is set to become the world's tallest building. While its exact height has been a closely guarded secret, it's known to be more than eight-hundred metres high. That smashes the previous record of five-hundred-and-eight metres held by Taiwain's Taipei 101. On a good day, workers in the office on the hundred-and-60th floor will be able to see across the Persian Gulf to Iran.

Presenter: Paul Allen

Brett Taylor, Australian representative on the Council on Tall Buildings

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