Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Highest observation deck: Burj Khalifa breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
DUBAI, UAE -- Visitors to the world's tallest building in Dubai, the 828m tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper, can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city; they can pay to ride up to a new observation deck on the 148th floor; that is 555m above street level, making it the world's highest observation deck with an outdoor terrace, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The owner of the 828m tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper says that visitors can now pay to ride up to a new observation deck on the 148th floor. That is 555m above street level, making it the world's highest observation deck. To get there, they have to change elevators on level 125. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the Highest bridge deck was set by the deck of the suspension bridge over the Si Du River in Badong County, Hubei, China; it is situated 496 m (1,627 ft) above the valley – more than high enough to accommodate the Empire State Building beneath it.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the highest observation deck; it is the 488 Look Out located at 488 m (1,601.05 ft) of the Canton Tower, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
The owner of the 828m tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper says that now visitors can pay to ride up to a new observation deck on the 148th floor.
That is 555m above street level, making it the world's highest observation deck, according to Guinness World Records. To get there, they have to change elevators on level 125.
At 555 metres (1,821 ft) high, Dubai today clinched its newest Guinness World Records title. And with it, Emaar Properties, the developer of Burj Khalifa, has unveiled a one-of-its-kind, must-experience journey for every individual to the highest man-made vantage point on earth.
For the first time, Emaar is opening doors for the public to such uncharted heights with the launch of the all-new 'At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY.'
Here, visitors can soak up unmatched views of the city and beyond, and feel the exhilarating air from an outdoor terrace and relax in a premium lounge.
At 555 metres high, Burj Khalifa bagged the laurel from Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, which held the record for its observation deck at 488 metres high. The new honour adds to Burj Khalifa's three existing Guinness World Records titles for the Tallest Building, the Tallest Man-made Structure on Land and the Highest Restaurant from Ground Level.
Earlier, tourists could only go to a still operational observation deck on the 124th floor. Nearly 1.9 million visitors did so last year.
The higher views come with steeper prices.
Pre-booked tickets for the new attraction cost US$109 (S$139), or US$136 for immediate entry.
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