Burj Khalifa Dubai Documentary: The Tallest Building In The World

The tallest buildings in the world across time are:

1931
Empire State Building
New York City, USA
381 m

1973
Sears Tower (Called willis Tower now)
Chicago, USA
442 m

1998
Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
451 m

2004
Taipei 101
Taipei, Taiwan, 2004
509 m

2010
The Burj Khalifa
Dubai, UAE
828 m

The Burj Khalifa is an architectural masterpiece, standing at 828 meters and 160 stories tall, it holds the record for being the tallest building in the world. But that’s not the only record it holds, it is:

– The 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.

At the top there is an observation deck on level 124, and a fine dining restaurant on level 122.

It houses 900 residences, 37 office floors and the Armani Hotel with 160 guestrooms and suites. Additionally it features 144 private residences designed by Armani for the most luxurious and lavish living experience possible.

It also features a 11 hectares park with 6 water fountains and has
3000 underground parking spaces and a 4-storey fitness and recreation annex.

Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories.

Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.

The decision to build Burj Khalifa is reportedly based on the government’s decision to diversify from an oil based economy to one that is service and tourism based. According to officials, it is necessary for projects like Burj Khalifa to be built in the city to garner more international recognition, and hence investment. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wanted to put Dubai on the map with something really sensational.

Checkout a paranomic view
http://dubaimap.hipa.ae/index.html

http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/
http://gulfnews.com/in-focus/burj-khalifa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa

20 Responses

  1. Scavitza

    1.5 billion dollar tower ? WTF??? , i will go to make one LOL
    Maybe 1.5 trillion dollar !!! You dingbats !!!

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  2. The Random Guy

    um between sears tower and taipei you forgot the twin towers made in 1976

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  3. C a l i f o r n i a

    Good, but don't take credit for something that isn't yours. Copywrite

    Reply
  4. james hawkins

    This is just incredibly awesome!! Just the other day i was standing on the roof of my garage, about 12 feet and i was terrified, these workers must have nerves of steel!! They're truly amazing!!

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  5. Blake Barron

    IHC a beautiful example of Western European design, it's stunning.

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  6. Alexandra Estrada

    Omg 143 floos the biger then the freedom tower that was a hard job😳👍WOW!!!!!!!

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  7. treetrimmerguy2

    Think about this. I think he said 1.4 billion dollars to build it. The US government gave GM and Dodge "OVER" 450 billion dollars. No, I for one don't think they paid it back. That would build roughly 400 of these buildings.

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  8. Orlando Cruz

    Wait! So the sphere is just a hollow tube ? I thought it was occupiable space all the way to the tippy-top? And I did mean "TIPPY-top".

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  9. nicktesla45

    The Big Question is this ………. Will they wrapp a Towel around the top ?!!   ha ha ha ha ha

    Reply

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