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What It Looks Like When Lightning Strikes The World's Tallest Building

Presenting the money shot: during a massive storm in Dubai yesterday, photographer Michael Shainblum captured lightning zapping Burj Khalifa, aka the tallest building in the world.


The World's Tallest Building May Soon Be Without Lifts Or A/C

Rent at the 163-storey Burj Khalifa doesn’t come cheap. While a one-bedroom “only” costs $US55,000 a year (according to CNN), it’s the $US25,000 service fee that really gets you. Now, a fight over these fees may force tenants to make the climb home on foot.


Dubai Had The World's Largest Fireworks Show, And It Was Amazing

To celebrate the New Year, Dubai decided to break the Guinness World Record for world’s largest fireworks show. Because of course the world’s largest fireworks show would be in Dubai.


The World's Tallest Building Looks Badass From A Helicopter

There’s a lot to know about Dubai’s towering Burj Khalifa. Every creak and every inch is constantly monitored and explored. But sometimes you just want to see something lit up in all its glory. And that’s the point where you get in a helicopter and go take some awesome night shots. You have access to a helicopter, right?


Burj Kahlifa On Street View: The World's Tallest Building, Inside Out

The beauty of Google Street View is it can take you to places you might never otherwise see. Now it includes the crazy panoramic view from the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.


What It Really Looks Like Atop The World's Tallest Building

In January, Dubai photog Gerald Donovan showed us what the earth looks like from the pinnacle of the world’s tallest building, thanks to a 360-degree panorama that was ‘shopped to remove the Burj Khalifa itself. But Donovan today released the original, undoctored image — and it’s even better than the first one he released.


This Quadcopter Can Fly Crazy High

How high can a quadcopter go? Presumably that comes down to how good the remote and other hardware is. YouTube user Kirikset broke his own personal record over the weekend, flying his quadcopter 750 metres off the ground to inspect a giant monument in Moscow. The video is crazy.


Hearing The World's Tallest Building Creak In A Storm Is Terrifying

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a lot of things: a testament to humankind’s love of building humungous stuff for the hell of it. It’s very shiny! And, in a bad storm, it sounds like it’s about to fall apart.


This Instagram Foot Shot Was Taken From The Tallest Building In The World

Your feet in a front of a sunset. Your feet sprawled on a grassy knoll. Your feet surrounded by cats. Whatever the situation, Instagram is about giving your friends and admirers a chance to peer through sepia-coloured glasses at the fun and exciting life of your feet. Photographer Joe McNally may have just taken the Instagram foot shot to end all foot shots.


The First Panorama From The Top Of The World's Tallest Building

Gizmodo friend Gerard Donovan has made an amazing 2.6GB, 360-degree panorama from the very top of the highest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. You know, where Tom Cruise perched to be closer to Xenu and look out over all of us lousy, pill-popping humans.