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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint With over 40% of Dubai's office space empty, the emirate's debt to GDP ratio standing at 148%, and Abu Dhabi's recent bailout of the emirate on the verge of bankruptcy, Dubai opened the world's most ostentatious building. Over half a mile tall, it stands as a monument to all that went wrong in the last decade. A half mile seems like an abstract height for a building. To put it in perspective, the Eiffel Tower still stands as the tallest structure in Paris at 1,063 feet tall. Until yesterday, the tallest building in the world was Taipei 101, in Taiwan, nearly 2/3rds taller than the Eiffel Tower, it's 1,671 feet tall. Now, If you stack both structures on top of one another, you begin to understand how tall the Burj Dubai Tower stands at 2,717 feet tall....Uhg. ...

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