Photo Gallery: What You Need to Know about the Burj Dubai 01/04/2010
The Burj Dubai, which celebrates its grand opening on Monday, has easily laid...
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The Burj Dubai, which celebrates its grand opening on Monday, has easily laid claim to being the tallest building in the world. At 818 meters (2,684 feet), it is over 1,000 feet taller than the previous record holder, the Taipei 101. Dubai's newest symbol of megalomaniacal opulence can be seen from Bedouin oases in the desert up to 100 kilometers away.