Saturday, April 2, 2011

Burj Khalifa – The most tallest tower in the world

Burj Khalifa: World’s Tallest Tower formally known as Burj Dubai renamed after UAE President Khalifa Bin Zayed.

Burj Khalifa Tower

Burj Khalifa Tower World's tallest building: Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower.

is a supertall skyscraper situated in dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft). The construction of Burj khalifa tower began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009 and the tower building officially opened on 4 January 2010.
We can watch the tower from 95 to 100 KM far away
The total budget for the Burj Khalifa construction project is about US $1.5 billion; and for the entire new “Downtown Dubai”, US $20 billion. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, the CEO of Emaar Properties, speaking at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 8th World Congress, said that the price of office space at Burj Khalifa had reached US $4,000 per sq ft (over US $43,000 per m2) and that the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, were selling for US $3,500 per sq ft (over US $37,500 per m2).

This is taken from world’s tallest building ‘Burj Dubai’- Now Burj Khalifa – 828m!!!


Photo taken from burj khalifa

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Burj khalifa – Current records

* Tallest skyscraper to top of spire: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m (1,671 ft))
* Tallest structure ever built: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m (2,121 ft))
* Tallest structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m (2,063 ft))
* Tallest freestanding structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
* Building with most floors: 160 (previously both 1 & 2 World Trade Center – 110)[25]
* World’s highest elevator installation.
* World’s fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s) (previously Taipei 101 – 16.83 m/s)
* Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
* Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 606 m (1,988 ft) (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant – 532 m (1,745 ft)
* The first world’s tallest structure in history to include residential space.
* Highest outdoor observation deck in the world.
* Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world.
* Tallest service elevator in the world.
* World’s highest installation of an aluminum and glass facade, at a height of 512 m (1,680 ft)

Really amazing

Look at the edge (uppermost right corner) of the picture, you can almost see the turn of the earth

The persons who are working on the upper most Girders can see the ‘ROTATION OF EARTH’ So terrifying..




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