The Burj Khalifa towers above Dubai at a magnificent 828 meters (2716.5 ft) in height. It's three times the height of the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice the height of the Empire State Building. The tower contains more than 9,000 rooms and can hold 2,700 people.
The Burj Khalifa was designed by French architect Jean-Marie Cavallini and constructed by the Burj Khalifa LLC, a company founded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai. It was opened to the public in 2009.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower with an internal spiral staircase that winds around its outside for seven floors. It was built as a monument to the French industrialist and engineer Gustave Eiffel and is located near Paris, France. The tower is 653 feet tall including its foundation and antenna. Its diameter at the base is 100 feet, and its weight is approximately 7,300 tons.
As you can see from these examples, a building's height is important but so is its mass. The Eiffel Tower is much heavier than the Burj Khalifa, so it would require more effort to lift it into the air. But because the Burj Khalifa is shorter, it can support itself with its own weight before it reaches the top of its climb.
If built, the Dubai City Tower will be far higher than any other man-made building, over three times the height of the Burj Khalifa and nearly seven times the height of the Empire State Building. It is expected to be the tallest building in the world.
The design for the skyscraper was revealed by Sheikh Mohammed on December 3, 2008. The tower is being developed by Dubai Properties LLC, a company owned by the government of Dubai. It will be located in Dubailand, a major theme park being constructed by Dubai Properties near Dubai International Airport. When completed, the skyscraper is expected to be high, with its tip touching the roof of the nearby airport terminal building. The main body of the building will be made up of 2,722 floor plates, each one measuring. The total area of these floor plates is about, almost half the size of Chicago's Willis Tower (formerly known as "Chicago Title Trust Company Building").
When it is complete, the skyscraper will be the tallest building in the world by far. Currently, the second-highest building is the Burj Khalifa, which at is only slightly taller than its predecessor, the World Trade Center Twin Towers. The Dubai City Tower will also be the most expensive building, costing an estimated $100 billion. It is planned to be ready for occupation in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The Burj Khalifa (also known as the Burj Dubai) is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This incredible skyscraper, which was built between 2004 and 2010, reaches as high as 828 meters and is by far the tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa contains more than 50 floors above ground with a total area of about. It is located on Sheikh Zayed Road near the Dubai Mall. The building's name means "fountain of life" in Arabic.
The Burj Khalifa was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster who also designed London's Tate Modern museum. He called the project his "most ambitious design to date". The main structural material used in the building's construction is steel. The exterior of the building is covered in 840,000 square feet of acrylic glass that was custom-made in Japan. This makes the Burj Khalifa the first skyscraper in the world to use this kind of glass on its exterior.
Some interesting facts about the Burj Khalifa: it has been voted the greatest building in the world by architecture magazine Building Design three times; it is the most expensive residential building in history when it was completed it cost $1 billion; and it has been listed as one of the top 10 most innovative designs in engineering history by the American Institute of Architects.
Developers in Dubai have unveiled intentions to build a new tower taller than the Burj Khalifa, the world's highest structure at the moment. Emaar Properties has not revealed the proposed tower's height, only that it will be "a notch" taller than the Burj Khalifa's 828m (2,717ft). The plan calls for the skyscraper to be built in Dubailand, a city under construction about an hour's drive from Dubai International Airport.
The announcement was made at a ceremony held at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, to celebrate its tenth anniversary. It was also reported by several other news agencies. No completion date has been announced for this project nor any other details provided.
A statement released by Emaar read: "Emaar announces plans to build another landmark skyscraper - this time in Dubai. The design process for this exciting new development began ten years ago and since then, architects and engineers have worked on concepts for various sizes of towers, ranging from 350m to 500m high. After much consideration, they have decided to break new ground with a design that is unlike anything else in the world today."
This isn't the first time that plans for a skyscraper have been announced but never completed.