There aren't too many YouTube videos capable of inducing measurable feelings of vertigo while you watch comfortable at your desk, but this is one of them. It was filmed by a brave, brave Scotsman standing on top of the world.
At 818 meters (2,684 ft), the Burj is the tallest structure humans have ever built. And it takes an even braver human to mount the top of spire and stick his video camera over the ledge.
The tower reached its maximum height in January of this year, and is currently slated to begin occupancy in January 2010. Dubai real estate isn't the commodity it once was, but we still have a monument to extreme engineering.
"The tower wobbles, dreadfully, so if my hand is shaking, it's not just me." Indeed.
"Highest Point on Earth"? Really? That's really the title of this blurb? C'mon, now.
@Thefty Happy now?
My granny has a ranch at 6000 feet in Wyoming - I think that beats this as the highest man-made point.
Still, amazing feat of engineering. And in full-screen mode, watching this video did make my stomach to a loop-de-loop. definitely on my top 10 places on Earth to NEVER stand.
Lets put a dollhouse on Everest. :p
Ok Ok, the TALLEST man-made structure on earth. SHEESH!
did anyone else get a crazy idea of skydiving from that place?
Now thats COOL!!!
while you watch comfortable at your desk
how does someone become a writer/blogger on this website
lets see if Alain Robert can climb THAT
"Thefty"? Really? That's your user name? C'mon now. That's all you have to say? That sounds like a normal title to me.
My balls were trying to crawl up my stomach as I watched this video. LOL
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I can see Sarah Palin's house!
its not so much as the height thats scay....but the wobbling :O
i meant *scary
They should have made an elavator that opened up there for sky divers to jump off of. How cool would it be to be able to jump as many as 200 or 300 times a day...Just repack the chute, hop the next elevator up, and jump...silly Arabs...no imagination over there but I bet they have a million handicapped parking spots for camels..
I'm fairly acrophobic, and i couldn't even stand to watch this video. Every shot over the edge of that tower gave me butterflies in my stomach. That's a brave Scotsman indeed.