The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building touching the sky in Downtown Dubai, the United Arab Emirates since 2010. Burj Khalifa itself holds some of the world’s tallest and highest world records. It’s a living example of art, design, and architecture in the world. Its construction was started on September 21, 2004, and completed in 2010 and till now Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest skyscraper since 2010.
Here are the must-know facts about the Burj Khalifa:
✹ This marvelous building stands over 2716 feet tall in height, around 828 meters, one of the huge skyscrapers of the world. It has 160 storeys, this building is the tallest free-standing structure on the planet and has numerous storeys of any building in existence.
✹ If you love the elevator to the core and desire to take a ride in the longest traveling distance elevator, then you must visit Burj Khalifa and unleash the experience of the longest elevator in the world which will make you jump out of your skin. This elevator travels at an awesome speed of 10 meters per second and stretches over 140 floors.
✹ This incredibly designed structure has achieved various awards and world records, which also includes the highest observation deck, the tallest elevator used for a service, and the highest occupied floor.
✹ The total aluminum which had been used for designing this world-class building is equal to the aluminum which would be used for making A380 planes, which are the largest commercial air crafts recently being used.
✹ The Burj Khalifa is more environmentally friendly than one can imagine, as it collects an extensive 15,000,000 gallons of water each year, which is able to be sustained for future use.
✹ This lovely building is so tall that the tip of the building’s sphere can be seen from 95 kilometers away, or 57 miles away. That means it can be viewed by the people of nearby cities.
✹ This building construction cost is around $1.5 billion dollars, the most costly building in existence. The electricity usage of this building is equal to the power generated by over 350,000 100 watt light bulbs burning simultaneously.
✹ The size of the Burj Khalifa is around 3 times the size of the Eiffel Tower, and double the size of the Empire State Building, and around 15 times higher than the peak of Niagara Falls.
✹ The building was named in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa Bin Zayad Al Nahyan!
✹ Chief Architecture is Adrian Smith and Bill Baker is the Structural Engineer. The tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Emaar properties are the owner of this whole magnificent property.
✹ The air conditioning has been provided by Voltas. The air conditioning system draws air from the upper floors where the air is cooler and cleaner than on the ground. At peak cooling times, the tower’s cooling is equivalent to that provided by 13,000 short tons (26,000,000 lb) of melting ice in one day, or about 46 MW.
✹ Burj Khalifa has more than 18 Records, 17 Milestones, and 30+ worldwide records in its name! A big achievement 😉