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15 Interesting Facts about Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai and is amongst tallest building of the world and of course is a wonder of architectural mastermind of 21st century. Talk of its look at its design and height, this beautiful building is all set to leave you mesmerized! Breaking numerous records as well as bagging new world records, Burj Khalifa sets worldwide principles for affluence. Hence, we are here to provide you with 15 amazing Burj Khalifa facts that you may didn’t know.

1. Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world with a height of 2716.5 feet (828.0 meters). Its total altitude measured from its tip is 2723 feet (829.8 meters). It is three times taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

2. In Burj Khalifa, there are total 163 floors which are located above the ground. There is only one floor which is located below the ground. There are also about 58 functional elevators which run at a speed of 10 meter per second. Moreover, it has 304 hotels, 900 apartments and 2957 parking spaces.

3. The Groos floor area of Burj Khalifa is or 309,473 m2 or 3,331,140 ft2. The Gross Floor Area is mainly the area in the footprint of the tower and does not comprise linked buildings and adjacent podiums.

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4. Before the inauguration, Burj Khalifa was known as Burj Dubai. On the other hand, it is also called as Khalifa Tower. Its construction was started in 2004 and was completed in the year 2010.

5. The owner or developer of Burj Khalifa is Emaar and its designer is Skidmore Owings & Merill and architect of record is Hyder Consulting.

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6. The decision to construct Burj Khalifa was taken by government for gaining international recognition and to diversify from an oil-based economy. It was named in the honour of president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

7. Total concrete used in the tower weighs up as much as 100,000 elephants and total aluminum used in the tower weighs up as much as 5 A380 aircraft.

8. During the peak construction days of Burj Khalifa, more than 12,000 workers were engaged every day.

9. Burj Khalifa can be easily spotted till a range of about 95 kilometres without the use of binoculars!

10. This tower also holds record for: ‘tallest free standing building’, ‘highest occupied floor’, ‘tallest service elevator’, ‘longest travel distance elevators’, highest number of stories’,  ‘second highest outdoor observatory deck’. But now record for highest outdoor observation is held by Canton Tower, opened in December 2011.

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11. The site in Dubai where the Burj Tower is now, was earlier a Military compound named as “Central Military Command”.

12. It needs a supply of 250,000 gallons of water per day and total electricity utilization of the whole building is equal to the electricity used by 360,000 bulbs of 100-watt all burning at the same time.

13. This tallest building of the world, Burj Khalifa is so tall that sun become visible some minutes later on the top floor and his even influence fasting in Ramadan.
14. Burj Khalifa also has world’s second highest pool which is located on the 76th floor of the building. (The highest swimming pool of the world is situated on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Centre in HongKong).

15. The idea of designing Burj Khalifa was inspired by the Hymenocallis flower; in this flower the middle core emerges at the top and closed in a sculpted spire.

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