Google Street View Lets You Stand On World's Tallest Building

David Cornell

Google Street View lets you stand on top of the world's tallest building.

Google Maps has given us the ability to see things we wouldn't ordinarily be able to, like landmarks in London while you live in Southern California, for instance. As time goes by, we continue to find little Easter Eggs using the navigation service, such as movie sets, people in cosplay, and as previously reported by The Inquisitr, a girlfriend getting kicked out of the house.

Yes, throughout the years, Google Maps and Street View have given us a wide variety of treats, including even the addition of a navigator function to get us from one point to another via voice commands on our mobile phones. It hasn't always been accurate or given us the best route, but it can be useful for getting us out of that status we all know as “lost.”

In recent developments for Google Street View, the service will now give us the chance to stand on top of the world's tallest building and look down. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world's tallest man-made structure, measuring 2,717 feet above the ground, and Google's Street View Trekker made the climb so you don't have to. Using backpacks with camera technology built in, they took three days to capture a 360 degree panoramic view from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as part of the new collection of Arab locations available on Google Street View.

The world's tallest building offers views from the 163rd floor, an observation deck on the 124th floor, and a maintenance unit on the 73rd floor. This rivals the world's highest swimming pool set on the 76th floor. Hope you're not scared of heights. Of course with Google Street View, now you might just overcome any fears you have from the safety of your computer or mobile device.

What do you think of Google Street View offering a chance to stand on top of the world's tallest building?