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Most people will already have heard the name of world tallest Skyscraper Burj Khalifa which is also known as Burj Dubai is named after the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his Momentous and generous support on the financial side for the building of this tower. Visitors to Dubai visit this tourist attractions .Burj Khalifa has 160 floors and the height of Burj Dubai is 828 m height which comes out to be 2,717 in feet. Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest sky scraper in the world and it is so high that Burj Khalifa out margins other it competitors by far. After Burj dubai the second tallest Skyscraper is the Willis tower (108 floors). The Willis tower in Chicago was known as Sears Tower and was later renamed . Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world and is a good landmark for tourists and visitors to Dubai. Burj Khalifa is not only a building but you can see it as a while city. Burj Kalifa has apartments , hotels , restaurants, Floors for mechanical related things , swimming pools , cafes etc. Famous cafes in burj khalifa are Baker & Spice Souk Al Bahar and many other including French, Chinese , Mexican and Italian cuisine. If you go to Burj Khalifa by chance than it is definitely worth going to the observation deck . This is not free however and you have to pay for that. Currently the rate for general admission admission is UAE AED 100. Burj khalifa observatory charges for children are however less for children under 14 and even less for small infants. It is also a good idea to purchase a souvenir from the shop in the tower. Apartments in burj khalifa are also pretty expensive than the buildings in the surrounding area. Although Burj Khalifa was completed at a time when there was a economic recession in Dubai and almost all over the world but the prices have still remained same despite of the economic turn down. Apartments in the Burj Khalifa are also beautifully made as the architects which have worked on the building are pretty famous for their cool looking designs and elegation and sleekness. If you are planning to go the observatory you must purchase them in advance other wise the price is more if you go there and take Immediate Entry Admission than you might get the same ticket for 400 AED to go the Burj Khalifa top which can be called the top of the buildings in terms that you are standing on most highest man made structure ever built.
Architecture and engineering;
The investors and people behind Burj Dubai project never disclosed the height of this tower until it was completed because they didn’t wanted any other competitor.
The responsible companies for the architecture and designing of Burj Khalifa are Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago with Adrian smith as the chief architect. The Burj tower was constructed by South Korean company, Samsung Engineering & Construction, Arabtec from UAE, Besix from Belgium and Turner as the Project Manager. Bill Baker was the chief structural engineer of Burj Khalifa. The Developers of this wonderful and a one of its own kind were Emaar properties. The total cost for Burj Khalifa was approximately US $1.5 billion which is in fact the most spent on a single structure ever. Burj Khalifa is so high that it is expected that no other Skyscraper will beat its heights record in near future.
The Excavation started in January 2004 and the Construction of this tallest building of the world began on 21 September 2004 with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. This tallest towers Official launch ceremony was held in 2010 January . It took approximately 22 million man hours for this project. Burj Khalifa is also surrounded by an 11 hacter (27-acre) park which makes it more beautiful and improves its look.
Here are some other noteworthy things about burj arab.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the world and is unique in this sense that it has broken many previous records as followed:
• Burj Khalifa is Tallest building in the world and is a must for Visitors to Dubai UAE.
• Burj Khalifa is the Highest number of stories in the world
• Burj Arabs Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
• Burj Khalifa is the Tallest freestanding structure and its height 828 m
• This is a Building with most floors and the number of Floors in Burj Khalifa is 160
• Burj Khalifa is First world’s tallest structure in history to include residence
• Burj Kalifa has World’s highest mosque which is present at 158th floor
• Burj Khalifa is World’s second highest swimming pool which is present at 76th floor.
• Burj Khalifa is World’s highest nightclub. This night club is present at 144th floor
• World’s highest New Year display of fireworks.
In September 2010 Burj Khalifa won the best project of year award at the Middle East Architect Awards 2010. Same year in June Burj Khalifa received the 2010 Best Tall Building Award.
On some floors of Burj Khalifa Is the Armani hotel and residences for its tourists and residents. As well as the Atmosphere Restaurant is on the 122 floor. The residences are located on levels 19 to 108 of Burj Khalifa.
If your Native language is not English than a German version(Skyscraper Höchstes Gebäude der Welt ) and a Chinese version of this article is also available on this site.