Ostrich Peak 1-23-13

It started out warm for January, around 50 F, but cooled as we went higher. Spots of snow and ice on the trail but nothing terribly challenging. Spitting rain with occasional sun breaks.

In terms of world's tallest buildings, Jim and Margita were correct. The tallest is in Dubai and it is over 2,700 feet tall.

Rank Building
City
Country
Height m
Height ft
Floors
Built
1
Dubai
UAE
828 m
2,717 ft
163
2010
2
Mecca
Saudi Arabia
601 m
1,971 ft
120
2012
3
Taipei
Taiwan
509 m
1,670 ft
101
2004
4
Shanghai
China
492 m
1,614 ft
101
2008
5
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
484 m
1,588 ft
118
2010
6
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
452 m
1,483 ft
88
1998
6
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
452 m
1,483 ft
88
1998
8
Nanjing
China
450 m
1,476 ft
89
2010
9
Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)
Chicgo
USA
442 m
1,450 ft
108
1973
10
Shenzhen
China
442 m
1,449 ft
100
2011

 

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