just for fun!

The world's tallest building set to open

Okay so it’s nowhere near Brisbane but we think Burj Dubai is worthy of a mention here just for the sheer scale of this human achievement. And for the first time in history the planet’s tallest structure includes residential apartments. See some amazing pics below.

Due for its grand opening in 5 weeks time the tower is a record setter in so many ways. At 818m Burj has 160 storeys while the next tallest building is now Taipei 101 at 509m. In Brisbane our Aurora Tower is 67 storeys and 219m!

Burj Dubai has the world’s fastest elevators, traveling a zippy 64 kilometres per hour.

For the record the tower now has a floor area of 334,000m2 (almost 83 acres)! Construction started in September 2004 and has cost approx $4.5billion.

The tower will be home to an Armani Hotel and the good news is homes are still available – but at more than $40,000/m2 they’re not your typical apartment!

Photo taken November 2009. The tower can be seen 95km away!

Photo taken November 2009. The tower can be seen 95km away!

Spare a thought for the brave workers!under construction