Posted by Baburam on July 25, 2007
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Developers of a 1,680-foot (512 meters) skyscraper still under construction in oil-rich Dubai has claimed that it has become the world’s tallest building, surpassing Taiwan’s Taipei 101 which has dominated the global skyline at 1,667 feet (508 meters) since 2004.
The Burj Dubai is expected to be finished by the end of 2008 and its planned final height has been kept secret. The state-owned development company Emaar Properties, one of the main builders in rapidly developing Dubai, said only that the tower would stop somewhere above 2,275 feet. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Baburam on July 22, 2007
Guinness World Records’ Chief Operating Officer, Alistair Richards, pays a rare visit to Japan and meets TV’s most prolific live host, Mino Monta.
Norio Minorikawa, better known to millions of Japanese TV viewers as Mino Monta, received his official Guinness World Records certificate today for the Most hours on live TV in one week. In a ceremony held at the studios of TBS in Tokyo, GWR’s Chief Operating Officer, Alistair Richards, handed over the framed diploma to recognize Mino Monta’s gruelling schedule of live television broadcasting. Read the rest of this entry »
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