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Burj Khalifa, Dubai – The World’s Tallest Building

Tallest building in the world, skyscraper by SOM for Emaar Properties, UAE

post updated 29 March 2024

Burj Dubai renamed Burj Khalifa

Architect: SOM – Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

Burj Khalifa tower : information from the opening

page updated 7 Apr 2020 ; 28 Jul 2017 ; 6 Jan 2010

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa tower

Burj Khalifa Skyscraper : information from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects

Burj Khalifa
photo © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Official height: 828 m / 2716 feet

148 floors up, 555m high, view from top SKY Observation deck, Dubai, UAE:
Amazing view from the Burj Khalifa – At the top SKY Film on YouTube

World’s Tallest Building : Burj Khalifa status ratified – Mar 2010

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photographs : Imre Solt

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 world-famous Dubai skyscraper building:
Burj Khalifa workers at the top film on YouTube

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.

Burj Dubai Photo

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.

Dubai Tower

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.

Burj Dubai Tower

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 Skyscraper

Picture of the tower July 2007:
Burj Dubai

SOM Architects : Burj Dubai architects office

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