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Burj Khalifa

1 Emaar Boulevard
Dubai United Arab Emirates

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began2004
  Finished2010
Floor Count163
Basement Floors2
Floor Area517,240 m²
Building Uses
 - mixed use
 - communication
 - hotel
 - observation
 - office
 - residential
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - aluminium
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire2717 ftOfficial website
Top floor2093 ftOtis Elevator company
Concrete structure1972 ftPutzmeister/ Wikipedia (German)
Highest occupied floor1916 ftCTBUH
Highest occupied floor is at 584m (excluding technical space)

Description
• World's tallest building since 2009 (eclipsing Taipei's Taipei 101) and now the world's tallest man-made structure.

• The Height of Burj Dubai, as it was known prior to its renaming as Burj Khalifa, was kept private until the building's completion in 2010. The developer held a tight grip over the buildings final height, although in 2006 a height of 808 meters had been leaked by an individual familiar with the technical aspects of the project. Ultimately in 2009 the official height, 20 meters taller than the leaked figure, was confirmed and the Burj Khalifa would claim the title of World's Tallest Building at 828 meters.

• Topped-out on January 17th, 2009.

• Work on the foundation started in January 2004.

• When announced in early 2003, the Burj Khalifa's design was the same as the 560 meter tall Melbourne Grollo Tower. However, in May 2003 a new design by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill was released.

• An observation deck is located on the 124th floor.

• Burj Khalifa has the fastest elevators in the world with a speed of 700m/min (42.3 km/h / 26.1 mp/h).

• Pre-opening day was Septembering 9th, 2009.

• Official opening day was January 4th, 2010.

• SkyscraperPage is the proud supplier of building illustrations for the Burj Khalifa's observation deck and the Burj Khalifa's official website.

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Companies
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP - Architect
EMAAR Properties - Developer
  
  

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