Monday, June 24, 2013

A virtual tour of Vertical City - Burj Khalifa

A stunning virtual tour of ‘Vertical City’

The stunning detail of Burj Khalifa came to life on Google with the launch of a new 360-degree street view imagery of the world’s tallest building. The new visuals were unveiled on Monday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. 

Shaikh Mohammed praised the project as he said: “Burj Khalifa is a landmark not only for the people of the UAE but for people from all over the world, and it is the right of everyone on this globe to get an opportunity to see and experience for themselves this global landmark.”

The project to capture images from inside Burj Khalifa was done by Google in partnership with Emaar Properties. High-resolution 360-degree images were captured using a trekker device suspended from building maintenance units.

By bringing the technology to remote and restricted places around the world, the Street View project allows a global audience to marvel at urban masterpieces demonstrating the depths which Google will go in its ongoing quest to build the perfect, most comprehensive map.

The virtual tour of Burj Khalifa can be experienced by visiting Google site maps: 

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