Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the World located in downtown dubai. The building draws its inspiration from Islamic architecture and is 829.8 meters high with 163 floors.
Burj Khalifa Interesting Facts:
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is a stunning example of engineering. It is the world’s tallest skyscraper located in downtown Dubai, showing a new direction to the possibilities in design and engineering. The building draws its inspiration from Islamic architecture and is 829.8 meters high with 163 floors. It was officially opened on this day i.e. 4 January 2010. Let’s know some interesting facts about Burj Khalifa-
Burj Khalifa has a height of 828 meters (2716.5 feet). It is three times taller than the Eiffel Tower and almost twice as tall as the Empire State Building.
Burj Khalifa is also the world’s tallest freestanding structure. It has the highest number of floors in the world, the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, and the world’s tallest service elevator.
The weight of the concrete used in the construction of the building is equal to 100,000 elephants. The total weight of aluminium used in Burj Khalifa is equal to the weight of five A380 aircraft.
The building has the world’s longest running elevator, which is 140 floors. Burj lift has a speed of 10 meters per second, which is one of the fastest elevators in the world. The elevator takes only 1 minute to reach the observation deck on the 124th floor.
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The tip of the top shell on Burj can be seen from a distance of 95 kilometers.
The building took more than 110,000 tons of concrete, 55,000 tons of steel rebar and 22 million man-hours to complete.
Excavation for construction began in January 2004. Six years later, Burj finally opened officially in January 2010.
It is built on the design of Hymenocalis flower or Spider Lili flower. Looking from above, it looks like the shape of a blooming flower.