A crane is seen on the top half of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, May 10, 2011. A man threw himself off the world's tallest building in Dubai, its developer said, plummeting to his death in the first suicide from Burj Khalifa tower. The man, believed to be in his twenties and of South Asian background, jumped from the 147th floor of the 828-meter (2,717 feet) skyscraper and landed on a terrace on the 108th floor, local daily The National reported, but those details were not confirmed by the building's developer. REUTERS

In the first documented suicide jump from the Burj Khalifa, a man jumped to his death on Tuesday. The 828 meter tall skyscraper in Dubai is the tallest structure in the world.

The man didn't fall all the way though - after jumping from the 147th floor, he landed on a deck on the 108th floor, since the skyscraper is constructed in segments that become slimmer towards the top. Otherwise he could have set the record for the longest suicide jump.

Local media in Dubai, among them the Gulf News, reported the event and said the man committed suicide after a dispute with his company.

The tower has a total of 160 usable stories, among them the highest observation deck and the highest hotel in the world, on the 124th and the 122nd floor, respectively.