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Burj Dubai - World's Tallest Building : Information
Tallest building in the world, by SOM for Emaar Properties, UAE
Burj Dubai Tower
Height: 828 metres (2716 feet)
Architect: Marshall Strabala, formerly at SOM - Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
Burj Dubai renamed to Burj Khalifa
World's Tallest Building : Burj Khalifa status ratified - Mar 2010
Completion date for this iconic skyscraper was 4 Jan 2010
Burj Khalifa Dubai : information from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects
The inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, featured a spectacular display of fireworks, sound, light & water on the evening of 4 Jan 2010. The public watched the inauguration ceremony from the Waterfront Promenade adjacent to The Dubai Mall.
22 May 2008
Burj Dubai - Building News
Latest photographs of this stunning skyscraper project:
1 May 2008
Burj Dubai Skyscraper - News
Architect Adrian Smith advises that no new habitable floors will be added to the Burj Dubai, giving a stronger idea of this secretive skyscraper project’s final appearance.
So far 160 floors of the Burj Dubai tower have been completed. The skyscraper is already the tallest man-made structure in the world, since 7 April 2008. News reports suggest 162 floors will be built.
Picture of the Skyscraper from July 2007:
The focus now will be on building four steel-framed communications floors and the steel spire above. Amazingly this might be up to 70 storeys high, pushing the skyscraper's final height beyond 800m.
Before the Burj Dubai reached 629 metres in height the world's tallest building record was held by the KVLY-TV Mast, North Dakota, USA.
Adrian Smith helps run Chicago practice Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. Previously he ran another Chicago office - Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) won the design competition for this UAE skyscraper in 2003
Images of the skyscraper model received 28 Nov 2008:
photos : Samar Jodha
Picture of the tower interior received 28 Nov 2008:
photo : SOM
Facilities from base of building: hotel; hotel residences; apartments; offices
Developer: Emaar Properties
Skyscraper design influenced by an Asian plant, Hymeocallis
'Rem Koolhaas: Burj Dubai'
The Burj Dubai surpasses Taipei as tallest building in the world
Adrian Smith + Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Building Press Release: Burj Dubai reaches a record high
512.1m (1,680 ft) - 141 storeys, Burj Dubai is tallest building in the world
A human achievement without equal, says Emaar Chairman Alabbar
Highlights of the Skyscraper Design
The tip of the spire can be seen by a person 95 km (60 miles) away.
An estimated 330,000 sqm of cement, 39,000 metric tones of steel rebar and 142,000 sq m of glass will be utilized in the construction of Burj Dubai.
22 million man hours will go into building the landmark.
The foundation slab is 80,000 sq ft in size and the piling is 50 metres deep.
Burj Dubai will set a new global record in vertical concrete pumping in any construction activity.
The Burj Dubai’s Observatory Elevators (double deck cabs) will have the world’s longest travel distance from lowest to highest stop.
Burj Dubai will contain the world’s highest elevator installation.
A Condensate Collection System will collect condensed water from the hot and humid air, which will be used for irrigation requirements for the tower’s gardens. This building system will provide about 15 million gallons of supplemental water per year, equivalent to nearly 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The curtain wall of the Burj Dubai will be equivalent to 17 football (soccer) fields or 25 American football fields.
The concrete used for the Burj Dubai is equivalent to a sidewalk 1,900 km long (1,200 miles).
Picture of the tower July 2007:
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