Just about two years ago I posted how the Sears Tower is really the tallest building in the world. My argument could be easily explained in the graphic accompanying that post. Petronas is clearly not taller. Its spires are really just antennas. Taipei 101 has a stupid tiny-a55 pod that somehow makes it taller, but it’s just cheating if you ask me.
But this argument is done and over. Burj Dubai blows away Taipei 101, Petronas Towers, and yes, the Sears Tower. It’s a monster. The building is still under construction and scheduled to be completed in September 2009. On September 1, 2008, its construction reached 2,257 ft making it the world’s tallest man-made structure ever built. Ok, Dubai. You win. Congrats. And it’s a beautiful building as well.