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Burj Dubai surpasses the height of
Sears Tower in Chicago

 
Burj Dubai, designed as the world's tallest building, has just surpassed the height of the Sears Tower, which is currently America's tallest building at 1,450 ft. Both the landmarks have been designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM).

The actual height of the Burj Dubai is still a secret but will be above 2,300 ft. and will surpass the current world's tallest building record holder, Taipei 101, in July later this year.

The Burj Dubai will be the center of a large scale, mixed-use development comprised of residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment, shopping and leisure outlets with open green spaces, water features, pedestrian boulevards, a shopping mall and a tourist-oriented old town.

Upon completion, the Burj Dubai will be the tallest building in the world in all four categories recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which compiles and ranks the world's tallest buildings.

The CTBUH ranks buildings on the basis of spire height, the highest occupied floor, roof height and pinnacle height.
 
 
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