Dubai tower is world's highest residence

May 23, 2012, 06:14 IST | Agencies

Dubai, which already claims the world's highest building, has set a new record with Princess Tower, which the Guinness World Records website said was the world's tallest residential building.

“Princess Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is 413.4 metres (1,356 feet) high and has 101 storeys above ground, dedicated to residential use,” Guinness said.

Towering over all: The Princess Tower is 1,356-feet high and has a total of 107 floors. Pics/AFP

The tower, topped with a crown, is located in Dubai Marina, a man-made canal overlooking the Gulf. Overall, it is 107 floors high and contains a combination of apartments, shops, as well as sports and recreational facilities including swimming pools and sauna rooms.

Dubai’s 828-metre (2,717 feet), 160-storey Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on earth, broke engineering and architectural records when it opened in January 2010.

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Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest free-standing tower at 2,080 feet, has opened to the public in the Japanese capital. The vertigo-inducing structure opened its doors after nearly four years of construction, with more than 8,000 visitors entering to take advantage of its 360-degree views of Tokyo via two observation decks.It has snatched the Guinness World Record for the tallest tower in the world from Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, which measures just under 2,000 feet tall. 

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