Monday, January 4, 2010

Burj Dubai- World's Tallest Building

Burj Dubai is supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man made structure ever built.
After six years, $1.5 billion and a last-minute name change, the Burj Dubai - now the Burj Khalifa has officially opened for business.





Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Height: 824.55 m (2,705 ft)
Number of Floors: 160
Floor area: 3,595,100 sq ft (34,000 m2)
Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009 and the building officially opened on 4 January 2010.

Records:
#Tallest Man made structure, Tallest freestanding structure, Most Number of floors.
#World's highest elevator installation- fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s)
# The first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space
# Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
# Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
# Tallest service elevator in the world
# World's highest installation of an aluminium and glass fa├žade, at a height of 512m (1,680 ft)


* Many Indian Workers involved in construction field. Indian Businessman Mr Shetty bought 100th floor of Burj Dubai.


Fireworks explode around Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, during the opening ceremony in Dubai on January 4, 2010


Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum renamed the tower Burj Khalifa after the president of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of the neighboring emirate of Abu Dhabi


SHADOW OF BURJ


An Emirati man looks over the city view at an observation point screen at the observation deck of the Burj Dubai tower, on Level 124 in Dubai







Burj Dubai Under Construction on 25 January 2008






This is taken from world's tallest building 'Burj Dubai' @ 2,620 ft / 801m!!!






Look at the edge (uppermost right corner) of the picture, you can almost see the turn of the earth

The persons who are working on the upper most Girders can see the 'ROTATION OF EARTH'
So terrifying...

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