For the first time ever, Google has captured a skyscraper on Street View—making Google Maps even more comprehensive and useful. The imagery was collected over three days using the Street View Trekker and Trolley, capturing high-resolution 360-degree panoramic imagery of several indoor and outdoor locations of the building.
Google Street View, launched back in May 2007, is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. Currently covering several cities in the United States, it has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide.
The Burj Khalifa project is the first in the Arab world and Google says many other collections will follow. Google had earlier done similar Street View of iconic structures and building such as the Eiffel Tower, the White House and the Everest base camp.
Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest tower and the centrepiece of the Gulf region’s most pretigious urban development to date. This architectural phenomenon is a global tourist magnet that skyrockets Dubai into the global limelight.
Dubai’s ruler and Prime Minister of the UAE Shaikh Mohammed was pleased with the project and tweeted:“Glad to launch virtual tour of Burj Khalifa,the tallest building in the world, for more than a billion internet users”.
“The virtual tour of this landmark includes a stunning internal/external details. Burj Khalifa embodies the aspirations of the UAE people”.“Not only do we welcome visitors to the UAE, but we also welcome online visitors from all over the world to see the tallest building ever made”.
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