2,716.5 feet Burj Khalifa, at over 828 meters (2,716.5 ft) and more than 160 storeys, holds the following records: The world's highest structure. The world's only free-standing structure The world's greatest number of stories The largest single-floor building in the world The largest mechanical room in the world The largest outdoor advertising space in the world The most floors of any single building In Dubai.
It is also the second tallest building in the world. It was built by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of Dubai from 1990 to 2009. The building was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster with WZ Edwards & Partners acting as the structural engineers. It was completed in 2010 after more than a decade of construction.
Burj Dubai cost $1 billion to build and has been described as "the pinnacle of skyscraper design and engineering." It contains more than 535,000 square feet (50,000 m²) of floor space on just under 100 floors. This makes it the world's most expansive balcony system and allows for plenty of room to move about on each floor. The building is so large that it has its own weather station that reports temperature fluctuations throughout the day.
Some have criticized the building for being too tall and thin. But others applaud it as a testament to human ingenuity and power over nature.
The Burj Khalifa towers above Dubai at a remarkable 828 meters (2716.5 ft). It's three times the height of the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice the height of the Empire State Building. Aside from being the highest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa also holds six other world records. It is the most expensive residential building in the world, the world's tallest man-made structure, and the largest air-conditioned room in the world.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower on which the Burj Khalifa sits. It was built as a fairground attraction and monument to the 18th century French industrialist and engineer Girard Desargues. The two towers stand near the center of Paris, with its Jules Verne Museum between them. They are connected by an elevator platform.
The Burj Khalifa was proposed by Sheikh Mohammed in 1994 when he first announced his dream of building the city's first major skyscraper. It took ten years to build the tower because of difficulties obtaining the necessary materials for its construction. The foundation stone was laid on January 4, 2004, by Prince Charles. It was officially opened by the President of the United Arab Emirates, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, on February 3, 2008. The total cost of the project was $140 million (USD).
Sheikh Mohammed said that the idea for the building came while he was watching clouds shape over the desert one day.
Burj Khalifa holds six world records in addition to being the tallest skyscraper in the world, including "tallest free-standing structure in the world," "elevator with the longest running distance in the world," and "highest number of storeys in the world." The building's owner, Dubai Properties, opened up many of its floors for commercial use. These include a giant shopping mall called Dubai Mall, which has more than 450 stores and restaurants.
Why do people live in Downtown Burj Khalifa? People can work in Downtown Burj Khalifa because it has many offices buildings. Also there is a big shopping mall called Dubai Mall that has more than 450 stores and restaurants. There are also two movie theaters in Downtown Burj Khalifa.
Do you know any other interesting facts about Downtown Burj Khalifa? As we have mentioned before, Downtown Burj Khalifa is a really big office district in Dubai. It has more than 500,000 square feet (46,529 sq m) of space available for lease. Also, the whole top eight floors of the tower are open air so they can be used as offices or apartments depending on who is leasing them. Finally, the lower four floors contain a huge shopping mall called Dubai Mall with more than 450 stores and restaurants.
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Apart from being the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa also boasts the most storeys. It also boasts the world's biggest outdoor observation deck. It also boasts the most inhabited floors of any large structure in the world. And it also boasts a huge number of windows!
The building's designer, Binyamin Appelbaum, said: "I designed the tower for people to feel small before they enter it. The idea was to give a feeling that you are not where you should be, even if you are in the center of Dubai."
It's this sense of space and openness that makes the Burj Khalifa so special. There are no windows on the first four floors, which make up the majority of the height of the building. The only way to get inside these rooms is by using elevators. The rest of the building is filled with offices, restaurants, shops, and a giant mall called The Dubai Mall.
In addition to being one of the most luxurious buildings in the world, the Burj Khalifa is also considered a work of art. It took more than five years to complete, and it features 811 windows and 92 doors. There are also 12 helipads spread across the top floor of the building for emergency use.