World's Tallest Building Has Its First Suicide

Adrian Chen · 05/10/11 11:09AM

Sadly, tall things will always attract jumpers. The world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, got its first suicide today after a man jumped from 147th floor and landed on a terrace at the 108th floor. The 163-floor Burj Khalifa was completed last January.

China Plans a Truly Awesome Knock Off

Jeff Neumann · 01/07/11 08:30AM

Just three days ago the pride of the Emirates, the 160-floor Burj Khalifa hotel, celebrated its first birthday. The next day, a Chinese official announced plans to build a $1.3 billion knock off of the "seven star" hotel in Beijing.