Google Street View maps world’s tallest building

Google Street View allows anyone with an Internet connection to tour many parts of the globe virtually, and now users can even take a virtual tour of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

In a post on the Google blog, the company said this was the first time they’ve mapped a skyscraper using Street View.

The Burj Khalifa stands at an amazing 828 meters in height and has been described as a vertical city.  It took the Google team three days to gather the high-resolution, 360-degree panoramic imagery both inside and outside the building.

Some of the highlights include views from the world’s tallest observation deck on the 124th floor, the highest occupied building floor in the world on the 163rd floor and the highest swimming pool in the world on the 76th floor.

Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, and the building was officially opened in 2010.

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