Those planning on booking a holiday to Dubai can now scope out the sights before doing so, following Google Street View unveiling its newest experience. The online virtual map now offers users the chance to visit the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, right for the comfort of their own home.
Google announced Street View’s newest capability on Monday via its official blog. Users were already able to see the Burj Khalifa from the ground using Street View, but now they are able to take in all its glory and marvel at the breathtaking views from the tower’s 124th floor observation deck, all while sitting on their computer.
In addition to views from the observation deck, Street View also allows users to explore the building's top floor, and visit the world’s highest swimming pool on the 76th floor. Users will also be able to get a feel of what it is like to hang off one of the building’s maintenance units, which is situated on the 80th floor.
“This is the first time we’ve captured a skyscraper on Street View—making Google Maps even more comprehensive and useful for you,” read Goggle’s blog on Monday. “The imagery was collected over three days using the Street View Trekker and Trolley, capturing high-resolution 360-degree panoramic imagery of several indoor and outdoor locations of the building.”
The Burj Khalifa was completed on the 1st October 2009. Since its completion it has remained the world’s tallest man-made structure, at 2,722 feet. At current 80 per cent of the building 900 apartments are occupied.
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