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List of Tallest Buildings and Structures in The World: Supertall, Dubai, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Radio Masts and Towers, CN Tower

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The world’s tallest structure is the 828 m (2,720 ft) tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building gained the official title of “Tallest Building in the World” at its opening on 4 January 2010. It is taller than any other man-made structure ever built. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, one organization that certifies buildings as the “World?s Tallest”, recognizes a building only if at least fifty percent of its height is made up of floor plates containing habitable floor area. Structures that do not meet this criterion, such as the CN Tower, are defined as “towers”.

List of Tallest Buildings and Structures in The World: Supertall, Dubai, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Radio Masts and Towers, CN Tower

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Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

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Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today, using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city’s urban development.

With the help of case studies and surveys this book explores the economic and political forces driving Dubai’s urban growth, its changing urbanity and its place within the global city network. Uniquely, it looks beyond the glamour of Dubai’s mega-projects, and provides an in-depth exploration of a select set of spaces which reveal the city’s ‘inner life’.

Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle

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