Dubai: A new observation deck on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa unveiled on Tuesday was officially declared as the world’s highest.
Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest free-standing structure at 828 metres (830 metres to the tip). The new public observation deck stands at a height of 555 metres.
This sets a new record above the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, whose observation deck stands at a height of 488 metres.
The new record was confirmed by officials of the Guinness Book of World Records at the launch of the new deck, called "At The Top, Burj Khalifa Sky".
The new observation deck is 24 levels above the previous public observation deck on 124th floor, called "At The Top, Burj Khalifa", at 452 metres.
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
• Tallest building in the world
• Tallest free-standing structure in the world
• Highest number of stories in the world
• Highest occupied floor in the world
• Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
• Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
• Tallest service elevator in the world