In the annals of tall skyscrapers, there is no doubt that the soon-to-open Burj Dubai will be the world’s tallest. But how tall is known to only a few.
It’s still a secret,” William Baker of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, the tower’s structural engineer, said in an interview ahead of the Burj Dubai’s January 4 opening. “The client (Emaar Properties PJSC) will only let us say it’s more than 800 meters (2,625 feet) tall. It’s part of the mystique of the project,” he said.
Read the full article “Burj Dubai to be world’s tallest building, how tall?” at Reuters (Dec 24, 2009).