What you see in this picture is not a wonderful building for a legendary science fiction movies, it is a mythical building of the ground bears the name of the Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai as it started), which is the tallest tower in the world!
Burj Khalifa is located in the amazing city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is owned by Emaar company, which is one of the largest companies in the world!
When talking about the Burj Khalifa, we are not talking about a building or tower in the sense that we know, but we talk about the first vertical integrated city in the world! Where will the Burj Khalifa a big house for 100,000 people!! It features shops and places of entertainment and hotels and residential buildings and private suites for institutions and panoramic garden! To imagine the size of the Burj Khalifa, let’s see this picture.
The height of Burj Khalifa is about 828 meters, but imagine the length of the tower to look at this picture from above the Burj Khalifa.
The cost of the establishment of the Burj Khalifa is 3.67 billion dirhams (about 1 billion U.S. dollars). In fact, the total area is 4,000,000 square meters, the tower consists of 162 floors, including 37 floors as a hotel to include 403 suites, featuring the Burj Khalifa as the first hotel in the world designed by famous designer Giorgio Armani himself!
in January 2004, burj khalifa project started. It consumed about 330 thousand cubic meters of concrete, and about 39 thousand metric tons of steel bars, and about 142 thousand square meters of glass.
We can not talk about the Burj Khalifa and the city surrounding it without talking about the Dubai Mall, the largest shopping center in the Middle East, with an area of up to 1.1 million square meters of commercial space and entertainment, which includes about 1,200 commercial store, and the number of visitors up to about three million visitors every month.
In spite of the Burj Khalifa is known as the tallest tower in the world , but this is not the lead record only achieved by the tower , but the Burj Khalifa also won the following:
– The tallest skyscraper in the world , up 828 meters
– Tallest building in the world has accomplished man , up 828 meters .
– The building , which contains the most number of floors with 160 floors.
– the highest elevator in the world.
– The world’s fastest elevator speed of 64 km / h.
– The highest rise up to the process of pumping cement in the world , up 605 meters .
– The highest observation deck open to the public in the world.
– The longest distance traveled by the elevator in the world.
– The highest mosque in the world at an altitude of 600 meters .
– Faster wireless internet speeds in the world 21 Mbps !
Burj khalifa official website : http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/
Burj khalifa : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa
The skyscraper center: http://skyscrapercenter.com/dubai/burj-khalifa/