Burj Bounce

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Burj Dubai Khalifa opened on Monday, breaking a slew of records, but this video showcases one we never expected: a record-breaking base jump. Leaping from a window-washing crane on the 160th floor, two local experts plummeted 2,205 feet to earth, a feat few, if any, will ever replicate, though no doubt they’ll keep trying, as what’s even crazier is a British man attempted the same jump before the building was even completed, though he was caught in the act and promptly incarcerated, as the video after the, uh, jump shows. If that’s not enough, the Daily Mail‘s got some good photos.

2 Responses to “Burj Bounce”

  1. Modern Zen Architecture says:

    Now that is just soooo crazy. I bet this guy is already eyeing the world’s tallest building in Dubai.

  2. Modern Zen Architecture says:

    Aaah. So I correct myself. That is currently the world’s tallest building, now open. But there is another one in the works taller than this one in Dubai. Japan is planning a 4000meter monster… This one is “only 828 meters.

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