Burj Khalifa – The Tallest Building in the World

Asia | | September 21, 2010 at 12:03 am




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An epitome of modern engineering and design, Burj Khalifa stands tallest at 828 meters and more than 160 storeys. Apart from being the tallest building in the world, this magnificent piece of art also holds the record of being the tallest free standing structure in the world, highest numbers of storey in the world, highest occupied floor, and highest observation deck, elevator with longest distance travel and tallest service elevator in the world. Simply superb!!! No building stands in competition to this man made marvel.

The Iconic Burj Khalifa marks the beacon of dynamic and prosperous Middle East. It also symbolizes the increasing role of Dubai in the World. Truly global in the feel, Burj Khalifa is an embodiment of Dubai’s vision of attaining the seemingly impossible and setting new benchmarks. It is a singular project that illustrates the success of collective human endeavor.

The tallest building in the world

What truly sets apart Burj Khalifa from its competitors is the iconic design. The much talked about aspect of the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world is its architecture. Viewd from the base or the air, the Burj is reminiscent of the onion domes prevelant in the Islamic architecture. This building had to undergo 40 wind tunnel tests to ensure that the strong winds do not play the spoil sport. Façade pressure tests, to micro climatic analysis of the effects at terraces and around the tower base were also conducted. Stack effect that arises from the changes in pressure and temperature with height were also conducted to examine the magnbitude of changes required to be done to avoid such a situation.

The Burj boasts of Armani Hotel Dubai from focal point to level 8 and level 38 and 39. Level 9 to 16 houses luxurious and spacious one and two bedroom Armani residencies. From levels 45 to 108, you will find private ultra luxury residency with the ultra suite occupying the remaining floors leaving the level 122 which houses a restaurant and level 124 boasts of public observatory. Jacuzzis, sky lobbies, swimming pools, recreational room, residents’ library, Burj Khalifa Gourmet market and much more is in store for your advent.

Burj Khalifa interior

The interiors are simply stunning. One wonders how they were planned and executed so skillfully that one complements the other. The use of featured glass, stainless steel, polished dark stones, with silver travertine flooring, handmade rugs and stone flooring leave one in awe and wonder. The interiors are inspired by the local cultural in line with maintaining the global iconic status.

The view from the observation deck of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world is simply out of the world. The journey begins from the Dubai Mall on the lower ground. During their journey the visitors are enthralled by a multi media presentation depicting the rich cultural heritage of Dubai and the marvel of Burj.

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4 Comments

  1. Awra Zeus says:

    I’ d like to share my experience visiting the Burj Khalifa..
    At first, on seeing this gigantic marvel of architecture I made up my mind I wouldn’t go up!..I was too scared of heights..
    But my friend pulled me along with her in the elevator..And in no time we reached the top and I didn’t even realize! I stepped outside then and enjoyed the experience of being the tallest and seeing the entire Dubai!

  2. Olin Smedes says:

    The fountains outside Burj Khalifa put a spectacular fountain show at night!It was a very clear day and we could see Jumeirah Beach Hotel, where we were staying..I was unsteady on my feet when I realised there was just clear air above us and nothing else..So if you are afraid it’s really worthy to go to the top and see the entire Dubai!
    Thanks for the awesome post :-)

  3. Ziang Chang says:

    Among all attractions in Dubai, this is the best site to see from the top!For people who are afraid of heights can take solace in the fact that Burj Khalifa has a very small elevator and you would barely feel anything in the sixty second ride to the top!

  4. Danny Roberts says:

    Nice post! :-)
    A valuable tip to follow is to book early so that your ticket cost is subsidised.

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