Google Street View looks out from highest man-made point

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Google has taken its Street View product to new heights, literally, with panoramic views from the top of the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa in Dubai – added to its usual repertoire of ground-based images.

It’s the first time Street View has climbed a skyscraper, we’re told, although sadly the iconic cars weren’t sent up in the lifts for the challenge, rather Trekkers and Trollies were used to capture the amazing pics. At 828 meters, it’s not overly surprising.

There’s a vid of how it was done above, in the meantime Google, if you want an even bigger challenge let’s see you take pics of Joburg from the top of the Hillbrow Tower, huh?

In other news, Dubai looks really weird from the air, doesn’t it?

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Adam Oxford

Adam Oxford

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar,, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.