BASE Jumping Off Burj Dubai, World’s Tallest Building

The Burj Dubai – a skyscraper under construction in the United Arab Emirates, topped out at 2,684 feet. This makes it the tallest man-made structure ever built. Construction on the skyscraper began in 2004 and is expected to be completed later this year at a total cost of $4.1 billion dollars. When finished, the Burj Dubai will have 160 floors!

In May of 2008, an Englishman and Frenchman snuck into the unfinished building and were arrested while attempting to BASE jump from the structure. Unbeknownst to authorities at the time, the same Frenchman had already completed a successful BASE jump from the building with another partner!

You can check out the Burj Dubai on Google Maps. Also, Gizmodo had a good photo gallery featuring pictures of the Burj that were taken by a reader last year.