Video of the Day: View From the Top o’ the World


Architecture blog myninjaplease posted this jaw-dropping video clip shot on top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Dubai. Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill is nearing completion of the building, which is currently soaring at 2,300 feet but whose final dimensions are secret until the building opens on January 4, 2010. (Compare the Burj Dubai to the world’s other tallest towers here.) The aerial view from the top is just insane, from the sheer distance to the ground and severe wind gusts to the tower’s long shadow cast over the rest of Dubai.

Skip to 0:40 for dizzying views and 1:12 for shadow action. This building does not mess around.