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Burj Dubai – World’s Tallest Building
Tallest Building in the world: UAE Skyscraper – design by SOM, architects
post updated 23 Mar 2021 ; 1 Jan 2010
Burj Dubai Tower
Height: 828 metres (2716 feet)
The Burj Dubai was renamed shortly before completion to Burj Khalifa
World’s Tallest Building : the Burj Khalifa status ratified
Completion date for this iconic skyscraper was 4 Jan 2010
Burj Khalifa Skyscraper : information from US architects Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects.
Note although Adrian Smith helped design the tower he was working for Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) at the time – this has caused some confusion but is quite simple really.
22 May 2008
Burj Dubai Building
Latest photographs of this stunning UAE skyscraper project:
1 May 2008
Burj Dubai Skyscraper
Architect Adrian Smith advises that no new habitable floors will be added to the tower, giving a stronger idea of this secretive skyscraper project’s final appearance.
So far 160 floors of the Burj Dubai tower have been completed. The skyscraper is already the tallest man-made structure in the world, since 7 April 2008. News reports suggest 162 floors will be built.
The focus now will be on building four steel-framed communications floors and the steel spire above. Amazingly this might be up to 70 storeys high, pushing the skyscraper’s final height beyond 800m.
Before the tower reached 629 metres in height the world’s tallest building record was held by the KVLY-TV Mast, North Dakota, USA.
Adrian Smith helps run Chicago architecture practice Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. Previously he ran another Chicago architects office – Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) won the design competition for this UAE skyscraper in 2003.
Facilities from base of World’s Tallest building: hotel; hotel residences; apartments; offices
Developer: Emaar Properties, UAE
This UAE skyscraper design was influenced by an Asian plant, Hymeocallis.
This UAE skyscraper surpasses Taipei as tallest building in the world
Design: Adrian Smith + Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Burj Dubai skyscraper reaches a record high
SOM Architects : architect for the world’s tallest building
Location: Downtown, Dubai, UAE
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photo © Elif Simge Fettahoğlu
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images courtesy of architects office
Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art in Sharjah
Design in part for the world’s tallest skyscraper : Marshall Strabala, architect
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High-Rise Buildings in UAE
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