Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

About Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 828 meters (2,717 feet). Construction began on 6 January 2004, and it was officially opened on 4 January 2010. The tower has been the site of many records, including the world's tallest building, highest occupied floor, and longest continuous maintenance period.

This magnificient building was designed by Adrian Smith, then of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), with engineer William F. Baker. It was constructed by Samsung C&T of South Korea. The building's distinctive design is based on the Islamic architecture of the region, and is characterized by its Y-shaped plan. The Burj Khalifa is surrounded by a large-scale mixed-use development that includes residences, hotels, and a shopping mall.

The Burj Khalifa is divided into three sections: the podium, the spire, and the tower. The podium is the base of the tower, and includes a large shopping mall, a hotel, and residences. The spire is the section of the tower that rises above the podium. The tower is the main part of the building, and is home to offices and apartments.
The Burj Khalifa has 163 floors, and is the tallest building in the world. It also has the world’s highest observation deck, located on the 124th floor. The tower is also home to the world’s fastest elevator, which travels at speeds of up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) per hour.

The Burj Khalifa was built using a combination of concrete, steel, and glass. The exterior of the building is covered in stainless steel and glass. The Burj Khalifa is illuminated at night with LED lights, which can be seen from miles away. It has become a symbol of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. It is a popular tourist destination, and has been featured in movies and television shows. The tower has also been used for various sporting events, including the 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships.
The tower has been the subject of many awards, including the Emporis Skyscraper Award, the most prestigious award in the skyscraper industry.

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