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World's tallest building to open Monday

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (WKOW) -- The world's tallest building will open Monday in Dubai's Palm Island retreat.

The Burj Dubai (Islamic for the Dubai Tower) is more than 2,625 feet tall at has 124-floors.  It beats out the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan by 984 feet.

The building was designed and engineered by a Chicago-based company.

Online reporting by Thomas Strieker.

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