As you probably know, Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest tower in the world. It also renowned for its unique architecture and also its amazing features. Here are 10 incredible facts about the world’s tallest building. Read on to the end…
Burj Khalifa is 828 meters high
This legendary structure is the masterpiece of Emaar Properties that is the giant real estate developer in the world. Being famous as “A Living Wonder” and “Vertical City”, this iconic building is 828 meters high. This is what makes it the tallest building in the world. In addition, it has more than 200 floors with 160 habitable levels being more than any building in the world.
22 million man hours to build
It is interesting to note that it took 6 years to build Burj Khalifa. To be more precise, the construction of this amazing building begun in January 2004, and finally in 2010, the construction finished. This incredible building took 22 million man hours to be created!
Another interesting fact about Burj Khalifa is that it used a record-breaking 330,000 m2 of concrete; 103,000 square metres of glass, 39,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement, and 15,500 square metres of embossed stainless steel.
1000 pieces of art
The surrounding Emaar Boulevard and the interiors of Burj Khalifa has been beautifully adorned by more than 1,000 pieces of art by Middle Eastern and also international artists. This reflects the tribute to the spirit of the global harmony.
Elevators move 10 meters per second
The Burj Khalifa elevator speed moves at 10 meters every second. This facts makes Burj Khalifa’s elevators some of the fastest in the world. It takes only one minute for the Burj Khalifa elevator to reach the 124th floor!
Record-breaking fire works
In 2011, Dubai begun the New Year with the highest firework display in the world at Burj Khalifa. The celebration also marked the first anniversary of the grand opening of this tower. It was the center of attention for a global audience as it marked New Year’s Eve.
900 apartments in Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa offers 900 residential apartments, including studios and one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments. If you wish to live in the Burj Khalifa, you should have an average of Dh200,000 in pocket for a year to rent a two-bedroom apartment. In addition, the penthouse of Burj Khalifa is the most unique penthouse in the world. It is interesting to note that the penthouse of Burj Khalifa is priced at 100m AED, and it hasn’t been sold yet!
Armani Hotel is the only hotel in the world’s tallest tower. The hotel opened in 2010.
Burj Khalifa has also a viewing deck that is located at 555 metres high on Level 124 and 125. It offers visitors an eye-catching view of Dubai.
Burj Khalifa also houses At.mosphere being one of the highest restaurants in the world. It gives the customers the pleasure to have a meal at highest point in the world!