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Burj Khalifa, Dubai – The World’s Tallest Building
Tallest building in the world, by SOM for Emaar Properties, UAE
page updated 28 Jul 2017 ; 6 Jan 2010
Burj Dubai renamed Burj Khalifa
Architect: SOM – Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
Burj Khalifa tower : information from the opening
Burj Khalifa Dubai : information from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects
Official height: 828 m / 2716 feet
148 floors up, 555m high, view from top SKY Observation deck, Dubai, UAE:
World’s Tallest Building : Burj Khalifa status ratified – Mar 2010
CTBUH Awards 2010 – Best Tall Building for 2010 : Middle East & Africa
Burj Khalifa wins Tall Building “Global Icon” Award – Oct 2010
Brit Insurance Design Awards : Burj Khalifa – 2011 Nominee
Burj Dubai by numbers
24 Dec 2009
Dubai, UAE: When the world’s tallest building is inaugurated on January 4, 2010, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the record books will brace themselves to receive a flood of new entries.
For many, Burj Dubai will be defined by its soaring beauty. Others will marvel at the audacity of its engineering. Countless more will cherish the breathtaking views from At The Top, Burj Dubai, the observation deck on level 124.
Workers right at the pinnacle of this skyscraper building:
But for the compilers of the record books, it will be the statistics that etch the deepest impression.
At over 800 metres and with more than 160 floors, here are some of the essential numbers associated with the world’s tallest building:
95 – the distance in kilometres at which Burj Dubai’s spire can still be seen
124 – the floor location of ‘At The Top, Burj Dubai’, the world’s highest and only publicly accessible observation deck with an outdoor terrace
160 – the number of luxury hotel rooms and suites
605 – the vertical height in metres to which concrete was pumped in the construction of Burj Dubai, a world record for concrete pumping
504 – the distance traveled, or ‘rise’ in metres of Burj Dubai’s main service lift, the most of any elevator
49 – the number of office floors, including the 12-floor annexure
57 – the number of elevators
1,044 – the total number of residential apartments inside Burj Dubai
3,000 – the number of underground parking spaces
5,500 – the capacity in kilograms of the tower’s service lift
31,400 – the amount of steel rebar in metric tonnes used in the structure of Burj Dubai
28,261– the number of glass cladding panels making up the exterior of tower and its two annexes
15,000 – the amount of water in litres collected from the tower’s cooling equipment that will be used for landscaping irrigation
900 – the length in the feet of the world’s tallest performing fountain, The Dubai Fountain, that lies at the foot of the tower
19 – the number of hectares of lush green landscaping that envelops the foot of the tower
12,000 – the numbers of workers on site during peak of construction
Public invited to watch Burj Dubai inauguration from Burj Park Island
Date: December 31, 2009
December 31, 2009, Dubai, UAE: Members of the public will be able to watch the inauguration of Burj Dubai on January 4, 2010 from the adjacent Burj Park Island.
The 29,000 sq m park is set on Burj Dubai Lake and will be a spectacular new leisure attraction in Downtown Burj Dubai, the 500-acre ‘mega project’ developed by Emaar Properties and anchored by Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building.
Overlooking the Waterfront Promenade of The Dubai Mall, Burj Park Island also has a designated area for viewing The Dubai Fountain, and is immaculately landscaped with greenery and ample seating areas.
Visitors to the park on January 4 will be able to witness the inauguration ceremony of Burj Dubai from a special vantage point. The date also marks the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed as the Ruler of Dubai.
Final work on the many features surrounding Burj Dubai is fast nearing completion. The second section of Burj Dubai Lake has been filled – an area measuring 36,000 sq m and containing 47,000 cubic metres of water. The finishing touches to bridges linking the promenade to the park are also being applied.
Mr. Abdulla Lahej, Executive Director, Dubai Project Management, Emaar Properties, said that the addition of the new Burj Park Island will bring even more visitors to Downtown Burj Dubai. “Downtown Burj Dubai is an integrated development of staggering proportions, and as each new facet of the project is completed, its tourist appeal becomes even greater.”
He added: “The opening of Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain, and the ongoing activities along Emaar Boulevard have all sustained extremely high visitor levels to the area. With the completion of Burj Park Island and Burj Dubai Lake, and with the inauguration of the tower itself, tourism to Downtown Burj Dubai is bound to set new records.”
Anticipated to be home to 135,000 people, Downtown Burj Dubai already has two shopping malls – The Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar; five hotels – The Address Downtown Burj Dubai, The Address Dubai Mall, The Palace – The Old Town, Al Manzil and Qamardeen; and a dedicated office complex – Emaar Square. To date, thousands of homes in various residential developments in the community have been handed over.
The Dubai Mall, with over 1,200 retail outlets including flagship stores and Middle East debuts of global brands, has catalysed the retail sector creating 10,000 new jobs and attracting an annual 37 million visitors in the first year of its opening.
The inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, will feature a spectacular display of fireworks, sound, light & water and on the evening of 4 Jan 2010. The public can watch the inauguration ceremony from the Waterfront Promenade adjacent to The Dubai Mall.
Burj Dubai architect : SOM Architects
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