The tallest skyscraper in the world is currently called Burj Khalifa and is 828 meters (2,716 feet) high. This super high tower is located in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and was built by the project developer Emaar Properties according to plans by the architect Adrian Smith from the American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Since April 2008 it has been the tallest building in the world, has the highest number of floors in the world and also the highest usable floor. Construction work began in 2004 and in January 2009 the final height of 828 meters was reached. The building was inaugurated on January 4, 2010.
In order to compare the proportions of the Burj Khalifa with the height of the tallest skyscrapers in Frankfurt, SKYLINE ATLAS moved the Burj Khalifa without further ado. The result is an impressive skyline photo that shows the skyscrapers in Frankfurt compared to the highest skyscraper in the world: Commerzbank Tower (German’y tallest skyscraper) looks almost tiny at just under 300 meters (984 feet).
Burj Khalifa blows the city silhouette with its scale and would probably never be approved at this location with this height. The international airport is not far from Downtown Frankfurt and the flight corridors would come too close to this super-high skyscraper.
The skyline image of Frankfurt was taken using the Mainhattan Webcam of Hi.Res.Cam, a provider of construction site cameras.