Dubai says world's tallest tower is 2,717 feet high

Mon Jan 4, 2010 11:38am EST
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DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai opened the world's tallest structure on Monday, and a statement said it was 828 meters (2,717 ft) high.

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum renamed the tower Burj Khalifa after the president of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of the neighboring emirate of Abu Dhabi.

(Reporting by Tom Atkins; Writing by Firouz Sedarat)