Burj Dubai opens tomorrow, final height still a secret!

Burj Dubai opens tomorrow, final height still a secret!

Though the final height of the super-scrapper is not known, the 1-billion pound Burj Dubai is at least 2,683 ft from its base to the tip of its spire—-equivalent of three-and-a-half Canary Wharf towers or two Empire State Buildings stacked up.

Its final height is being kept a secret until tomorrow, but architects who have worked on the building have hinted it could break the 2,700-ft mark.  The tower is more than 1,000ft higher than its nearest inhabited rival, Taiwan's 1,671-ft Taipei 101.

The Burj Dubai, which is not just the tallest building on the planet but also the world's tallest man-made structure, surpassing even the 2,063-ft KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, America, will be opened by the the Emirate ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum tomorrow.

Meanwhile, online news site ArabianBusiness.com said the "inauguration of the Burj Dubai, developed by Emaar Properties, (it parent Dubai World is fighting a USD59-billion debit crisi) will feature a spectacular display of sound, light, water and fireworks."
A combination of 10,000 fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays, and sound & music effects on Monday will describe the evolution of the world’s most iconic new building.

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