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The tallest buildings in the world

The world's tallest building opened in Dubai on Jan. 4, 2010, in the midst of a deep financial crisis. The Burj Khalifa tower -- named in a nod to the leader of neighboring Abu Dhabi -- is more than twice the height of New York's Empire State Building's roof.

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The tallest buildings in the world
Photos | The world's tallest building opened in Dubai on Jan. 4, 2010, in the midst of a deep financial crisis. The Burj Khalifa tower -- named in a nod to the leader of neighboring Abu Dhabi -- is more than twice the height of New York's Empire State Building's roof.

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