Dubai aims for fresh start with world's tallest building

The official opening in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, of the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, comes as the city struggles to work through a debt crisis and a real estate downturn. Unlike many big projects, the property, more than 160 stories tall, will not flood the market with vacant units. The developer, government-backed Emaar Properties, sold about 90% of the units at prices that largely held up, even as the value of real estate plummeted as much as 50% elsewhere in Dubai.

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