BigPic: A Completely Insane Panorama From The Top Of The World’s Tallest Building


Dubai, building on the Emirates' oil wealth, has fashioned a futuristic skyline that includes the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, plus indoor ski resorts, an innovative metro system, and—soon enough—robot aerial taxies. Wikimedia Commons

This is the view from the tallest man-made structure in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Photographer Gerald Donovan set up a tripod at the top (2,722 feet) and took 48 panoramic images, each with an 80-megapixel resolution. The images were stitched together to create one seamless image, and presto: arguably one of the most amazing views ever, in a full 360 degrees.

You can rotate and zoom to explore Dubai in the shot. Unfortunately, you can’t see people very easily. (Forget “the people look like ants from up here”: some other buildings look like ants from this view.) And if that zooming gives you vertigo, just be thankful you weren’t the photographer.

Check out the full panorama here.

[HIPA via Gizmodo]