West Virginia Executive Summer 2014 - Page 120

[ lifestyle ] In this land of excess, the descriptions of “the biggest,” “the tallest” and “the first” are used before and after the names of most attractions, including the hotel where we stayed. Experiencing the Far East By Ginna Royce The engine that drives the elevator in the world’s tallest building is built by Ferrari. It takes just 58 seconds to travel 124 stories, 39 floors below the top of the Burj Khalifa. The observation deck, At the Top, is a window on the brand new city that has grown out of the sand in just 35 years. This centerpiece of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is where we started a journey that would take us to India, Thailand and Singapore. 120 west virginia executive