That's tall

corning burj khalifa comparison

The buidling heights should be roughly to scale. The widths not at all.

The world's tallest building -- the Burj Khalifa (also known as the Burj Dubai) -- officially opened today in Dubai. It's 2,717 ft tall at the tip of its spire.

We decided it would be fun to compare to the height of the Corning Tower -- and to use the Corning Tower as a unit of measurement (Cornings). Thus, the Burj Khalifa is... 4.61 Cornings tall.

Here are a few other extraordinarily tall buildings, as measured in Cornings:

(all building heights at spire tip)

Earlier on AOA: The Corning Tower observation deck

Burj Khalifa outline by Wikipedia user Greyengine5


I know it's painfully trite to even point it out, but cripes, talk about your suppressed male urges and insecurities being manifested through architecture.

I demand that we, in response, build a bigger Egg.

The Burj Khalifa has 206 floors. Does that represent the 206 years that this guy Burj was mayor of the city of Dubai?

Burj is Arabic for tower.

> I know it's painfully trite to even point it out, but cripes,
> talk about your suppressed male urges [...]
> I demand that we, in response, build a bigger Egg.

You meant, *2* bigger "Eggs".
Fixed that for ya.

I don't think he was talking about boobs.

The Willis Tower will always be the Sears Tower.

BTW, no metric system use either?
Metric is far superior.

Kevin, I instead propose that we build a reverse skyscraper -- dig a 500 story hole where the Plaza is.

Unfortunately, half of all men would be unable to properly locate it on a map. Nevermind finding the Garage.

What you talkin' 'bout, Willis? Nope, I'm with CJ. Always the Sears to me, too.

@B-- They'll just make up some research to say that the garage doesn't exist.

Did someone say the Garage doesn't exist? Thank goodness for that - I don't feel such an idiot for driving around and around the plaza for hours looking for it now.

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