Pictures: Google Street Views from the world's tallest building

Google Street View reaches new heights to capture the world's tallest building

Google Street View has gone aerial to take 360 degree camera shots from the tip of the tallest building in the world: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The Burj Khalifa has been described as a 'vertical city' and dominates the Dubai skyline, standing at a collosal 828 metres high (2,717 ft). The building boasts the world's first Armani Hotel on the lower floors, has 37 floors of office space, 900 Dubai residences and was climbed by Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Google Street View reaches new heights to capture the world's tallest building


The birds-eye panorama was taken from the world's highest observation deck on the 124th floor of the building and takes in many of Dubai's iconic landmarks like the Burj Al Arab Hotel and the world's biggest shopping mall.

Google told the Daily Mail: "This is the first time we've captured a skyscraper on Street View-making Google Maps even more comprehensive.

"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."

"In addition to the breathtaking views from the world's tallest observation deck on the 124th floor, you can also see what it feels like to hang off one of the building's maintenance units on the 80th floor, normally used for cleaning windows!"

The Trekker was created a year ago by Google explained Pascal Malite, Street View programme manager, allowing it to go to places that no other device can.

Google Street View reaches new heights to capture the world's tallest building


If you can't get enough of stunning aerial shots then have a look at our collection of birds-eye views around the globe.

20 PHOTOS
Beautiful birds-eye views around the globe
See Gallery
Pictures: Google Street Views from the world's tallest building
    
    
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE


Related articles

Ten wonderful architectural landmarks around the world

Beautiful views from hotel pools
Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS