Now you scale the world’s tallest building — on your computer
If you’ve ever wondered what the view is like as you climb the world’s tallest man-made building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, now you can easily find out. Google announced in a blog post Monday that it has mapped the entire internal and external layout of the 163-floor building for Google Maps.
Google said that the Burj Khalifa imagery was collected over a period of three days using the Street View Trekker and Trolley. Viewers can scale the gigantic building floor by floor, walking around each space and stopping at the skyscrapers most luxurious sites: the highest swimming pool (on the 73rd floor), the tallest observation deck (on the 124th floor), and even the highest occupied area (on the 163 floor).
The experience is available in highlights on the company’s website, but the tendency as you watch is to want to zoom to the nearest window. As the…
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