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CN Tower: Downtown Toronto, Tower, List of tallest freestanding structures in the world, Burj Dubai, Privatization, Government- owned corporation, Canada … Company, Real estate, Wonders of the World

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The CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and observation tower standing 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) tall. It surpassed the height of the Ostankino Tower while still under construction in 1975, becoming the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world. On September 12, 2007, after holding the record for 31 years, the CN Tower was surpassed in height by the still-under-construction Burj Dubai. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Americas, the signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually. CN originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railway’s decision to divest non-core freight railway assets, prior to the company’s privatization in 1995 it transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for real estate development. Since local residents wished to retain the name CN Tower, the abbreviation is now said to expand to Canada’s National Tower rather than the original Canadian National Tower; however, neither of these names are commonly used.

CN Tower: Downtown Toronto, Tower, List of tallest freestanding structures in the world, Burj Dubai, Privatization, Government- owned corporation, Canada … Company, Real estate, Wonders of the World

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Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.: An article from: The Architectural Review

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This digital document is an article from The Architectural Review, published by EMAP Architecture on October 1, 2008. The length of the article is 481 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.
Author: Gale Reference Team
Publication: The Architectural Review (Magazine/Journal)
Date: October 1, 2008
Publisher: EMAP Architecture
Volume: 224 Issue: 1340 Page: 81(3)

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Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.: An article from: The Architectural Review

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On the top of Burj Khalifa’s spire


Enjoy the amazing view from the top of Burj Khalifa’s Spire, the highest man-made point on earth.

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Two Guys Jumped Off the Burj Dubai and Lived to Tell About It


Oh, wow. Apparently, in May, a Brit and a Frenchman snuck on to the under-construction Burj Dubai and BASE jumped from it at 650 meters up. Now, there’s video available of their infiltration, jump and subsequent escape. The footage from up top and the jump is just incredible stuff. Although my favorite part of the video may be the footnote at the end; wait for it, it’s worth it.

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Grand opening of the Burj Dubai


Even as Dubai faces its greatest ever financial crisis, the city skyscape will now stretch into the clouds with the grand opening on Monday of the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Dubai.

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Burj Khalifa Dubai Sunset

Burj Khalifa Dubai Sunset

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Dubai Renames World’s Tallest Tower Burj Khalifa


Dubai has unveiled the world’s tallest skyscraper in an extravagant multimedia and fireworks display. The 828-meter tall building was renamed Burj Khalifa on Monday, after the UAE president. (04 January 2010)

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Burj Khalifa Window cleaning video

Rather them than me.

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The world’s tallest skyscraper unveiled – The Burj Dubai

Watch the amazing fireworks show from Dubai as ruler Sheikh Mohammed unveils the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai. . Follow us on twitter at twitter.com

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