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Google Street View maps the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Ever wondered how the world might look standing atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai? Google has an answer for that too. The Google Street View team for the first time mapped a skyscraper and brings you

The Burj Dubai

Ever wondered how the world might look standing atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai? Google has an answer for that too. The Google Street View team for the first time mapped a skyscraper and brings you the experience of being at the 2,717-foot behemoth from the comfort of your couch.

The team led by Street View program manager Pascal Malite, spent three days using the backpack and trolley version of Google’s 3D mapping device to capture the world’s tallest building. From the various passages, viewing stations on the 124th floor, pavilions in the building to the view from the highest room in world on the 163rd floor, the team has explored as much of the building as possible.

The best view though is the beautiful 360-degree panoramic view of Dubai from atop the building. Not unlike Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, the team also went out on the window cleaning gantry, braving winds over 40mph to capture some beautiful exterior shots of the building.

Now that we have got you curious, you can head over to Google Maps check the building for yourself or watch the video below to get a glimpse at how the building looks on the Street View.

  • Published Date: June 25, 2013 11:56 AM IST