The Burj Khalifa Tower was formerly known as the Burj Dubai. Since its completion on January 4, 2010, the Burj Khalifa tower has become one of top attractions in Dubai. It is no surprise that the spire can be seen as far as 95 kilometers away from the building. At twice the height of the equally impressive New York Empire State Building, its imposing presence is evident.
The eye-catching shape of the Burj Khalifa tower is inspired by the butterfly lily, the flower grows in the desert, turning the tower into a monument of architectural art. During construction, the final height of the tower was kept secret due to fears of other taller towers being built in Dubai.
No one knows how long the Burj Khalifa tower will keep the titel of the world's tallest building. But until now, the impressive tower is still far ahead of other tall buildings at 829.84 meters high. It is also the building with the most floors (163 floors) in the world. The post will share more interesting facts about the Burj Khalifa Tower's size.
Description of the Burj Khalifa Tower Size
The Burj Khalifa Tower was started in 2004. On the evening of January 4, 2010, local time, the ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, unveiled the curtain on the "world's tallest building" monument, announcing the official completion of the building and renaming it "Burj Khalifa." In the ancient Arab world, Khalifa means "the supreme leader of the Islamic world" and is also the title of the ruler of the Arab Empire in history. All the flashy compliments are not enough to describe the shock of the Burj Khalifa. Its total construction cost reached an incredible 1.5 billion euros.
The Burj Khalifa costs more than 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, 62,000 tons of reinforced steel, and 142,000 square meters of glass. In order to build the Burj Khalifa, a total of about 4,000 workers and 100 cranes were used to pump concrete vertically up to more than 606 meters, breaking the record of 492 meters during the construction of the Shanghai World Financial Center. There are 56 lifts in the building with a maximum speed of 17.4 m/s, and a double-deck sightseeing lift can carry up to 42 people at a time.
Burj Khalifa Tower Size
The Burj Khalifa is designed in Islamic architectural style, with a "Y"-shaped, and is gradually connected into a core body by three building parts. The Burj Khalifa is 828 meters (2,717 feet) high and is covered by panels to help it withstand the extreme heat. At the peak of summer, temperatures can reach a staggering 120 degrees, so these 24,348 panels play a key role. On the Burj Khalifa, people can enjoy unparalleled beauty through two observation decks named "At the Top" on the 124th and 125th floors and the world's highest observatory (555 meters) on the 148th floor.
|828 m (2,717 ft)
|605 m (1,985 ft)
|555 m (1,823 ft)
|Number of floors
|154 + 9 maintenance
|309,473 sq m (3,331,100 sq ft)
Standing at 828 meters and adjacent to The Dubai Mall, this majestic building has attracted tourists from all over the world since it opened in 2010. The Burj Khalifa has become a dream place for all photographers with its incredible interior decoration and scenery outside the tower. There are two great moments to capture the beauty of the Burj Khalifa, after sunset and just before sunrise, the sky takes on a breathtaking blue. Don't miss the chance to stand on the observation decks to capture the most spectacular city views.