People who don't suffer from vertigo can check out the view from the observation deck, see what it's like to clean the windows, and test out the 22-mph elevators of the 2,717-foot building, all from the safety of their computer.
Saudi Arabia is set to shatter the record for the tallest building in the world, with a slender, asymmetrical spire that'll rise at least 3,280 feet in the air. That's more than twice the size of the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the United States, and 568 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Buildings get taller, and people get used to driving in fast cars and airplanes with new technology--but everyone forgets about elevators. Except Hitachi, which is soon to open an elevator research facility that's the tallest ever.