Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Second Life's Tallest

The new tallest building in the RL world was officially opened yesterday 4th Jan 2010. The Burj Khalifa Hotel in Dubai rises to 828 meters (2,717 ft or just over 1/2 mile) and has 168 floors. It is an amazing 319 meters taller than the old record holder, the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan.

Ed decided to find and visit the tallest building or structure in Second Life. Although search reveals there is no Burj Khalifa (Burj is Arabic for tower), there is the Burj Al Arab, another luxury hotel. Famous in RL for having the world's most expensive hotel rooms, it is also in Dubai and is known as the ‘Arab Sail’ because of it's shape.

Ed had a quick look round the hotel, riding the lift to the 10th floor, but at 260 meters tall, this 'Burj' is unlikely to be tallest building in SL. There was an interesting looking club on a boat called 'White Eagle' moored next door and Ed will be back some point to investigate that.

So what is the highest object in SL? The answer was as simple as typing 'tallest' into search which quickly pointed to The Tallest Structure In SL

Ed was there in a flash to find himself in a sandbox on the Second Life Campus sim, and this impressive edifice in front of him. Having scrambled to the top, Ed glanced at his dashboard to find out his altitude. Ed thinks he knows the answer, but what was the question?

1 comment:

  1. Not that it matters overmuch, but you might check out Mo-Tech Tower in Louise sim. It's probably the oldest 4km+ tower in SL, anyway.