Back in January, we reported on an incredible 2.5 gigapixel image shot by photographer Gerald Donovan from atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It showed an incredible amount of detail from atop the world's tallest building, and took 48 stitched together photographs to complete the image. Yet, one important thing was left out: the Burj Khalifa itself.
Donovan doctored the Burj Khalifa out of the final image because there were a collection of unattractive things in the picture, such as antennas, cameras, beacons, columns, and another photographer, all which blocked out the view of the rest of the city. But Donovan just released the original, undoctored photograph, complete with everything he originally removed, and it gives us a more complete experience of what it looks like from atop the building.
Amazingly enough, at the very top of the columns, there is, what appears to be, bird droppings. That's at 2,722 feet up, more than a 1,000 feet taller than the 1 World Trade Center in NYC. Even our most impressive feats are just another place to poop to birds.
Meanwhile, check out this video of what a sandstorm looks like from atop the building.