Impressive buildings
Posted by Cristi On January - 5 - 2010 6 Comments
burj-dubai

Burj Dubai (Khalifa) was built in 5 years, and now it is tallest building on Earth. In this article I’ll try to present most interesting numbers and records for this amazing building.

    1. Burj Dubai Khalifa has 828 meters or 2,716.5ft (it was estimated to have 10 meters less before construction);
    2. Burj Dubai Khalifa is 320 meters taller than Taipei 101 (building which held this world record since 2004 with 508 meters).
    3. Burj Khalifa employs a record-breaking 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, 39,000 metric tonnes of steel rebar and 142,000 square meters of glass; and it took 22 million man hours to build.
    4. Burj Khalifa held also word record for highest occupied floor in the world with 550
    5. Other world record: tallest service elevator (it  travels to a height of 504 meters)
    6. Other World record:  the highest outdoor observation deck in the world – At the Top on Level 124

  1. Burj Khalifa has 160 floors.
  2. It is 2,17x taller then Empire State Building (which is 381m taller).
  3. The construction of Burj Dubai is estimated at 1,5 billion dollars.
  4. The building can be seen from 95 kilometers (if the sky is bright).
  5. Burj Khalifa has 57 elevators
  6. 28,261- the number of glass cladding panels making up the exterior of tower and
    its two annexes
  7. 15,000 – the amount of water in litres collected from the tower’s cooling equipment that will be used for landscaping irrigation
  8. 160 – the number of luxury hotel rooms and suite, 1,044 – the total number of residential apartments inside Burj Dubai and 3,000 – the number of underground parking spaces
  9. Financial crisis  affected Burj Khalifa too which value decreased with 50% in the past year.

Burj Dubai Khalifa in pictures:

the highest outdoor observation deck in the world – At the Top on Level 124

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6 Responses

  1. A useful & related article on Burj Dubai Structural Details

    http://www.engpedia.com/index.php/Design,_Constru

  2. anuj narwal says:

    great knowledge shared……thanks…

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