The second tallest building in the world has topped out, in the city of Johor Bahru in Malaysia. It’s a feat that took six years of construction and is some 541 feet taller than the current holder of the title, One World Trade Center in New York City.
The Burj Khalifa — which will provide a spectacular backdrop for the 38th International Motor Show that will open next week in Kuala Lumpur — took its official launch in 2013, according to AFP. The property — the only building in the world that’s been called the Sears Tower before the company that owned it went bankrupt — was completed in late 2010 at a cost of $7.5 billion. Among other things, the structure includes two enormous observatories in the roofs, the tallest of which rises 105 floors above the street. The observation deck is seen from 51 floors, and has a breathtaking panoramic view of the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. To better understand the lifestyle inside the Burj’s 520-foot-long observation deck, many avid travelers to London, Hong Kong and Beijing post amazing photos on Instagram.
A view from 51 floors.