Burj Khalifa – The Tallest Building in the World

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Burj Dubai is the tallest man-made structure in the world. The Burj Dubai had its name officially changed to Burj Khalifa during its grand opening in honor of the president of the U.A.E. H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan. The tower is situated on a man-made lake which is designed to wrap around the tower and to provide dramatic views of it. The tower’s observation deck will be located 442 metres above ground, the highest publicly accessible observation deck in the world. The total area of cladding used to cover the Burj Dubai will be equivalent to 17 football fields. The Burj Dubai spire will be visible from as far away as 95 kms.

Facts:
Height (Architectural): 828.0 meter / 2717 feet
Height (Occupied): 584.5 meter / 1918 feet
Floors Above Ground: 163
Floors Below Ground: 1
Number of Elevators: 58
Top Elevator Speed: 10 m/s
Number of Apartments: 900
Number of Hotel Rooms: 304
Number of Parking Spaces: 2957

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