Real Facts about Burj Khalifa You Don’t Know
The Burj Khalifa is the current tallest artificial standing structure in the World, is established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building standing at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet). The Construction of this tallest skyscraper began on 6 January 2004 and the exterior is completed on 1 October 2009. The building was officially opened on 4 January 2010.
The Burj Khalifa tower was named in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and the King of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Abu Dhabi and UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts. This tallest skyscraper broke numerous height records in the World.
The Burj Khalifa was designed by Adrian Smith, Owings and Merrill (SOM), who’s also, designed the One World Trade Center and Willis Tower. This is another interesting facts about Burj Khalifa, the Hyder Consulting was also chosen to be the supervising engineer with NORR Group Consultants International Limited chosen to supervise the architecture of the project around the World.
The design of Burj Khalifa is completely derived from Islamic architecture, historical elements and incorporating cultural. The Y-shaped of the tower is designed for residential and hotel usage. This tallest skyscraper also ranked in the list of the World’s top 10 tallest buildings in the future.
This is very interesting facts about Burj Khalifa, In this skyscraper, total 57 high speed elevators and 8 escalators are installed, with the elevators having a maximum capacity of 12 to 14 people per cabin.
It was designed to be the centerpiece of a very large scale, mixed use development that would include approximate 32,000 homes, 3 hectares of parkland, approximate eight hotels, 18 residential skyscrapers, and the Dubai Mall.
The Burj Khalifa project is completely based on the government’s decision to diversify from oil based economy to one, which is service and tourism based. According to official information, The Burk Khalifa is necessary to be built in the city hence investment.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper to top of spire: 829.8 meters (2,722 feet), previously Taipei 101 tower: 509.2 meters or (1,671 feet). The building also equipped with World’s longest travel distance elevators: 504 meters.
The observatory deck of the Burj Khalifa is located at a total height of 1483 feet or 452.1 meters. In this skyscraper are 163 floors located above the ground and it has only one floor below the ground. Very less people know about this interesting facts about Burj Khalifa.
This amazing Skyscraper boasts approximate 2957 parking spaces, 304 hotels and 900 apartments. The Gross Floor area is 309,473 m2. The Burj Khalifa also has the second highest swimming pool: 76th floor, because the highest swimming pool is placed on the 118th floor of Ritz Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong.
The Burj Khalifa tower is the tallest tower in Dubai, UAE and World, which is 3 times taller as the Eiffel Tower and two times taller than the Empire State Building. It is also holds many world records, like, ‘tallest free standing building’, ‘highest number of stories’, ‘highest occupied floor’, ‘tallest service elevator’ ‘longest travel distance elevators’ and ‘second highest outdoor observatory deck’.
Total aluminum used to build in the tower weighs as much as 5 A380 aircraft and total concrete used weighs as much as 100,000 elephants. During the construction days, approximate13, 000 workers were working every day.
Approximate 27,400 glass panels were used to create the complete exterior of the Burj Khalifa. In the tower requires a supply of 257,000 gallons of water each day and total electricity consumption is Burj Khalifa is equivalent to the electricity consumed by 360,800 bulbs of 100-watt each burning at the same time. The design of the Burj Khalifa is inspired by the shape of Hymenocallis flower, Known for its long petals extending out from its center.
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