It was worth it for the view! Photographer climbs world's tallest skyscraper to take stunning panoramic pictures of Dubai.
By ANNA EDWARDS
This daredevil shows he has nerves of steel as he reaches the top of the world's tallest skyscraper - 2,700 ft in the sky. Alisdair Miller spent two hours climbing the huge building to capture the incredible pictures showing a spectacular view of Dubai. To reach the top, a daunting 828 metres high in the air, Mr Miller had to climb steel stairs and ladders on the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building.
The top is not accessible to the public and visitors can only reach the viewing deck, which is around 1550 ft high. Mr Miller, 42, said: 'These photos were taken in Down Town Dubai, which the Burj Khalifa is the centre point of this district. 'I was with a team that inspects the building for any maintenance that needs to be done.
'This does happen everyday due to the scale and height of the building. To get to the top is no easy task, and it takes nearly two hours. 'The elevators stop almost three quarters up, then at this level you start to climb steel stairs and ladders.
'Around 100m meters from the top you have the needle to climb which is the most demanding part. 'My camera bag had to be hung from a rope below me due to the narrow intersection parts. Your arms and legs feel as if they are on fire.' He added: 'I got to the tip of the Burj Khalifa and actually held on to the lightning conductor, so I was at 2,717 ft.