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Picturing Burj Dubai in midtown Manhattan

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 23, 2009

What would the world’s tallest building look like in NYC? Probably something like this.

Burj NYC

Wow. (thx, ethan)

Update: And here are some images from Google Earth on what the Manhattan views from Burj Dubai would look like. The Top of the Rock one is crazy.

We Work Remotely

The height of Burj Dubai

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 07, 2009

Nobody knows how tall Burj Dubai is going to be when completed later this year, only that it will be the world’s tallest building by a comfortable margin. Of the mystery height, the builder has only this to say:

If you put the Empire State Building on top of the Sears Tower then it’s reasonable to say you’ll be in the neighbourhood.

SkyscraperPage.com says it’ll top out around 2650 feet…that’s 550 feet shorter than the ESB + Sears but still more than half a mile. (via things magazine)