Burj Khalifa's rise to the topConstruction on what would become the new World's Tallest Building started in January of 2004. For years, the developer, Dubai-based Emaar Properties, and architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, USA, held a tight grip on the building's final height, which only added to the allure of the newest "world's tallest building" undertaking. All the public knew was that the Burj Dubai, as it was referred to up to the day of its official opening in January of 2010, would be tall. But just how tall was anyone's guess.
In January of 2009 Emaar Properties announced that Burj Khalifa had surpassed Taipei's 508 meter tall Taipei 101 to take over the coveted title of World's Tallest Building. From that day forward Burj Khalifa would rise an additional 320 meters above Taipei 101, topping out at 828 meters, a height over twice that of New York City's 381 meter tall Empire State Building.
Poster featuresIn the SkyscraperPage poster tradition, the Burj Khalifa poster includes several unique design elements that make the poster both decorative and educational. For the first time on any Burj Khalifa poster anywhere in the world, SkyscraperPage has included a reference diagram of 21 of Dubai's skyscrapers to help illustrate the scale and massings of Dubai's most famous and tallest buildings.
For the fact-finders, the poster displays Burj Khalifa's height of 828 meters (2,717 feet), completion date of 2010 and the tower's architects, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Below is a close-up of these additional poster features.