Burj Dubai's sky-high glass panels earn record

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest structure, has earned itself another record through the installation of glass panels at a height of 512 metres, its developer Emaar Properties said on Monday.

Emaar said that the new world record could be credited to Arabian Aluminum Company, which had laid out the reflective-glazing panels on the 141st floor of the building.

“Burj Dubai is setting a new world record in all aspects of high-rise construction," said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Emaar's UAE managing director, in a statement.

"With cladding undertaken on Level 141 of the tower, we have pushed the frontiers of engineering high-rises one-notch higher. Every aspect of the tower now serves as a referral source on the practicalities of developing skyscrapers.”

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