- Burj khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Currently the tallest manmade structure in the world.
- Construction has taken 22 million man-hours.
- Burj Dubai was officially renamed by Dubai’s ruler as the Burj Khalifa named after the UAE president Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed.
- Reportedly based on Government decision to diversity from oil based economy to service and tourism oriented.
- The concept of desert flower ‘Hymenocallis’ has been adopted in architectural design.
- Burj Khalifa was truly an international collaboration between more than 30 on-site contracting companies from nations around the world.
- At the peak of construction, over 12,000 workers and constructors were on site every day, representing more than 100 nationalities.
- Tall building usually has to resist large wind force.
- The “Y” shaped structure of Burj Khalifa reduces the wind force in the building.
- Y-shape plan keeps the structure simple and helps in faster construction.
Former names: Burj Dubai
Preceded by: Taipei 101
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Construction started: January 2004
Construction ended: 2010
Opening: 4 January 2010
Cost: USD $ 1.5 billion
Building with most floors: 160
Height Antenna spire: 829.84 m (2,723 ft)
Roof: 828 m (2,717 ft)
Top floor: 621.3 m (2,038 ft)
Architect: Adrian Smith
Developer: Emaar Properties
Structural engineer: Bill Baker
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
- Tallest building in the world.
- Tallest free-standing structure in the world.
- Highest number of stories in the world.
- Highest occupied floor in the world.
- Highest outdoor observation deck in the world.
- Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world.
- Tallest service elevator in the world.