World's Tallest Building Open To Public

January 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The tallest building in the world opened Monday, and it is more than 2,600ft.tall.

The building in Dubai reportedly has 160 stories.

That would make it about one thousand feet taller than its nearest rival in Taiwan, and taller than two Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other.

The Dubai tower is a residential, hotel, and office building.

Its opening comes at a tough economic time for the city-state, which has received $25 billion in bailouts from its neighbors in the United Arab Emirates.