This is a shot taken about 100 feet from the Burj Dubai, the building that ruined Toronto’s one claim to Guinness Book of World Records fame (besides being the “world’s soberest city,” which is not a joke). I got serious vertigo even trying to look up at it, though I’ll admit it’s definitely impressive and surprisingly quite architecturally interesting. I just can’t imagine why anyone in their right mind would live or work up there (some of the highest floors are residential). I used to be a waiter at the top of the CN Tower, and for the first week would vomit after every elevator ride to the top (I was fired a few days after the vomiting stopped, so I don’t know if I would have gotten used to it). Since this beast is like 1 1/3 times taller, I can’t even imagine what being up there would feel like.