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Faulty elevator closes Dubai Tower indefinitely

The world's tallest tower, Buj Khalifa is seen

The world's tallest tower, Buj Khalifa is seen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. The closure of it's observation deck is potentially disappointing thousands of tourists and marring the spire's image just a month after it opened. The precise cause of the $1.5 billion Dubai skyscraper's closure remained unclear. In a brief statement responding to questions, building owner Emaar Properties blamed the closure on "unexpected high traffic," but then suggested that electrical problems were also at fault. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili

The world's tallest skyscraper has unexpectedly closed to the public a month after its lavish opening, disappointing tourists headed for the observation deck.

A faulty elevator was behind the shutdown of the 2,717-foot observation area of Burj Khalifa. The building's owner has not responded to questions. The indefinite closure comes as Dubai struggles to revive its international image as a cutting-edge Arab metropolis amid nagging questions about its financial health.

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