Monday, January 4, 2010

World's tallest skyscraper unveiled & renamed

Dubai has unveiled the world's tallest skyscraper in an extravagant multimedia and fireworks display. The 828-meter tall building was renamed Burj Khalifa on Monday, after the UAE president. (APNewsVideo)

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Watch the amazing fireworks show from Dubai as ruler Sheikh Mohammed unveils the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai. (itn)

This is a beautiful video that also includes a dancing water show--very similar to Bellagio's in Las Vegas. If you don't have the time or patience to watch a twelve minute video, then jump to nine minutes in to it for the spectacular fireworks display.
~ John

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Anonymous said...

That's pretty d*mn amazing! I intend to go there one day. They race F1 there too. Awesome. :o)

kenju said...

That really WAS spectacular!

Mary Ellen said...

I don't know...flames and explosions coming from a tall skyscraper...a little disconcerting to me.

Kyle said...

John, it is an amazing show. Unfortunately, the repressive nature of the nation takes away a lot of the splendor and wonder of the event.

Allen said...

Wow that was impressive. That is one huge building.

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