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Burj Khalifa In Dubai Is The Tallest Building In The World


Burj Khalifa

General information

Name: Burj Khalifa
Status: Complete
Architectural Style: Neo-futurism
Location: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates: 25°11′49.7″N 55°16′26.8″E
Construction started: 6 January 2004
Completed: Intended-September 2008; Revised-2 December 2009
Opened: 4 January 2010
Cost: USD $ 1.5 billion


Architectural: 828 m (2,717 ft)
Tip: 829.8 m (2,722 ft)
Roof: 828 m (2,717 ft)
Top floor: 584.5 m (1,918 ft) (Level 154)
Observatory: 555.7 m (1,823 ft) (Level 148)

Technical Details

Material: Glass, steel, aluminium, reinforced concrete
Floor Count: 163 above ground. 154 usable floors
plus 9 maintenance levels (46 spire levels) and 2 below-ground parking levels
Floor Area: 309,473 m2 (3,331,100 sq ft)
Lifts/Elevators: 57 (55 single deck and 2 double deck), made by Otis Elevator Company

Design And Construction

Architect: Adrian Smith at SOM
Developer: Emaar Properties
Structural Engineer: Bill Baker at SOM
Main contractor:Samsung C&T Corporation, Besix and Arabtec
Supervision Consultant Engineer & Architect of Record Hyder Consulting
Construction Project Manager Turner Construction Grocon
Planning Bauer AG and Middle East Foundations
Lift contractor Otis
VT consultant Lerch Bates

Website: www.burjkhalifa.ae


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