Many of you already know that Burj Khalifa is the world TALLEST tower that world has ever seen. It is a stunning work of art integrated with sophisticated engineering. Today, I would like to share some facts of Burj Khalifa, which might blow your mind! Let’s take a look some of the facts:
Where is it?Dubai, United Arab EmiratesWhen its construction started and completed?Construction started in January, 2004 and completed in January 2010.How much it cost to build it?1.5 Billion Dollars*Who’s the Burj Khalifa’s Architect?Adrian SmithWhat is the total height?Over 828 meters or 2717 Feet.How many floors?It has 163 floorsHow many workers are needed to clean its window?It takes a team of 36 cleaners and spend 4 months to clean Burj Khalifa’s over 24347 windows!^
- Tallest free-standing structure in the world
- Highest number of stories in the world
- Highest occupied floor in the world
- Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
- Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
- Tallest service elevator in the world
Also check out this coolest picture! I love it. It shows human fascination for building magnificent structure started long time ago. Think about the Pyramids in Egypt!
*Stanglin, Doglas. "Dubai Opens World's Tallest Building." USA Today. Gannett, 01 Jan. 2010. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.
^ Malkin, Bonnie, January, 5th, 2010, “Burj Khalifa: window cleaners to spend months on world’s tallest building”