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Hear the 'Almost Spooky' Noise the Tallest Building in the World Sounds Like as It Sways During a Wind Storm


"...almost spooky noise..."

Although the world's tallest building might offer stunning views, sight not the only sense the impressive structure can call upon. Those inside during a wind storm can actually hear it move too.

n this Tuesday, April 27, 2010 file photo, fountains operate in front of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: AP/Kamran Jebreili, File)

A recent video posted on YouTube of Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper during strong winds records what the YouTuber calls an "almost spooky noise."

"As much as people like to think large skyscrapers rock back and forth a lot and make you sea sick - you actually couldn't feel a thing," princesstowerdubai wrote. "Only this calm peaceful noise of the tower handling the winds.

Take a listen:

At 828 meters tall with 162 floors, it is important that Burj Khalifa is designed to move gently. A Google site about the building explained designer Adrian Smith created the structural core in a "Y" shape, which would reduce wind forces. The online academic journal The Student Pulse reported that the building is designed to move about two meters at the top.

(H/T: Gizmodo)

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