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8 Burj Khalifa Records for Skyscraper Day

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In case you didn't know, Wednesday is National Skyscraper Day in the U.S. ... Cross the globe and you'll find no shortage of iconic skyscrapers: New York City's Empire State Building. Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur.But one stands, literally, above the rest: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.

And so, to commemorate this day meant to honor some of man's greatest engineering achievements, here are eight records held by the tallest structure ever created by humans on land.

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