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Photographer: Matthew J. Makes, package manager, cladding, Turner Construction Co., Dubai office
Submitter: Matthew J. Makes

Description: On a foggy November morning in Dubai, visibility was one or two car lengths as Matthew J. Makes drove to his job on the future world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai. On the way up the tower's hoist, the view improved. "By the time we reached the 81st floor, the clouds were about 40 levels below us," says Makes, curtain wall manager for Turner International. "I had my camera with me at the time and was able to get a few shots 'above the clouds,'" he says. The eerie view is of the skyline along Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai's main street.

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