Reasons for celebrating the field of engineering are all around us, but none are more visible and jaw-dropping than the sight of the tallest building in the world: The Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
When we look at ever more dizzying skyscrapers, we often stop to wonder, “How they do it?”
But the truly beautiful wonders of architecture, like the Burj Khalifa, do something really important: they remind us that human ingenuity may be almost limitless!
Today we point you to an amazing look at one of the greatest engineering challenges involved in scraping the sky! Best of all, we get an entertaining engineer to explain this to us! Take a look at this great video from a fantastic channel, Real Engineering…
Wonderful information there! Not too far outside my level of understanding. I think I’ll dip into a few more of their videos on some topics I’ve always been curious about.
They really do have a great new YouTube channel if you lean towards a curiosity for science or engineering; Real Engineering with host Brian MacManus.
I loved one of the comments on their discussion forum:
“Great channel! Very clear and informative. Always great to hear Irish accents on YouTube too.”
There’s a bit of fun there. Check it out!
The only thing more extraordinary than building the Burj Khalifa:
Washing its windows! Now here’s a bit of fun!
We’ll leave today’s article with a bonus and something I personally can’t watch. It is fun, and it is real. And it does prove This Is Still An Amazing World!
Enjoy, if you can, this incredible BBC video about the window cleaning of the Burj Khalifa:
Have a great day.
Stay open, curious and optimistic!
~ Dr. Lynda
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- “Burj Khalifa – How To Build Higher.” YouTube. Real Engineering, 25 Oct. 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2017. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niVguabIhTs>. ↩
- “Window Cleaning the World’s Tallest Building – Supersized Earth – Episode 1 – BBC One.”YouTube. BBC, 22 Nov. 2012. Web. 12 Feb. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcRuXrduj6Q>. ↩