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Google has taken Street View to the top of its very first skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa which just happens to be the world’s largest manmade structure.
Officially opened back in 2010, the Burj Khalifa stands at 828 meters (2,716 ft) tall, and represents a phenomenal piece of engineering for Dubai, and is obviously why Google looked to the UAE city for its first foray into the world of skyscrapers for Street View.
The Internet giant says its imagery was collected over the course of three days using its famous Street View Trekker and Trolley, capturing 360-degree panoramic photos of a range of both indoor and outdoor locations around the building.
Without venturing anywhere near the United Arab Emirates, you can explore the world’s tallest observation deck on the 124th floor, dangle from the building’s maintenance units on the 80th floor (which are reserved for cleaning windows, apparently), and also visit the highest occupied floor in the world, on floor number 163.
Google has been getting increasingly more remote and diverse with its Street View offering of late, recently announcing it was bringing panoramic images from the Galapagos Islands to the service, including underwater images. Prior to this it also took on the extremities of Antarctica, as well as Svalbard, which is 400 miles north of mainland Europe.
Meanwhile, you can view the latest collection for yourself here, or watch the official promo video below.
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