It was worth it for the view! Photographer climbs world’s tallest skyscraper to take stunning panoramic pictures of Dubai

Posted: November 11, 2013 by kirisyko in Climbing, News, SykOtic
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This daredevil shows he has nerves of steel as he reaches the top of the world’s tallest skyscraper – 2,700 ft in the sky.

Alisdair Miller spent two hours climbing the huge building to capture the incredible pictures showing a spectacular view of Dubai.

To reach the top, a daunting 828 metres high in the air, Mr Miller had to climb steel stairs and ladders on the Burj Khalifathe world’s tallest building.

What a view! To reach the top, a daunting 828 metres high in the air, Mr Miller had to climb steel stairs and ladders on the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building What a view! To reach the top, a daunting 828 metres high in the air, Mr Miller had to climb steel stairs and ladders on the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building

 

An elevator stops almost three quarters up and then you have to climb the ladders to reach the summitAn elevator stops almost three quarters up and then you have to climb the ladders to reach the summit

 

Mr Miller, pictured, looking up, reached the top of the world's tallest skyscraper - 2,700 ft in the sky - said his heart was thumping and he was shaking when he reached the topMr Miller, pictured, looking up, reached the top of the world’s tallest skyscraper – 2,700 ft in the sky – said his heart was thumping and he was shaking when he reached the top

 

An elevator stops almost three quarters up and then you have to climb the ladders to reach the summit.

This involves climbing the ‘needle’ – a 100 metres steel ladder inside a tall long shaft.

The top is not accessible to the public and visitors can only reach the viewing deck, which is around 1550 ft high.

Mr Miller, 42, said: ‘These photos were taken in Down Town Dubai, which the Burj Khalifa is the centre point of this district.

‘I was with a team that inspects the building for any maintenance that needs to be done.

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