Burj Dubai is the tallest structure in the world
The under construction skyscraper Burj Dubai has become the world’s tallest structure after reaching a record height of 780 metres and crossing 160 storeys.
The tower is planned to be opened in 2009, achieved the distinction of being the world’s tallest structure surpassing the KVLY-TV mast (628.8 metres) in North Dakota, US.
The high-rise is already taller than Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres has held the tallest building in the world title since it opened in 2004.
Burj Dubai also surpassed the 31-year-old record of CN Tower, which at 553.33 metres has been the world’s tallest free-standing structure on land since 1976.