Google Street View Is Going Vertical, Now Climbing Skyscrapers

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Google is now releasing imagery from skyscrapers. The company announced today that it now has imagery from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest manmade structure. It's 828 meters (2,717 ft.) tall.

"This is the first time we’ve captured a skyscraper on Street View—making Google Maps even more comprehensive and useful for you," says Google's Tarek Abdalla. "The imagery was collected over three days using the Street View Trekker and Trolley, capturing high-resolution 360-degree panoramic imagery of several indoor and outdoor locations of the building."

"In addition to the breathtaking views from the world’s tallest observation deck on the 124th floor, you can also see what it feels like to hang off one of the building’s maintenance units on the 80th floor, normally used for cleaning windows!" says Dalla.

One can only imagine that Google will be doing this with more and more buildings. Stay tuned.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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