Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Re: ***keep_mailing*** Facts about Burj Khalifa - The World's Tallest Building

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On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Junaid Tahir <mjunaidtahir@gmail.com> wrote:


  • Tallest existing structure: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m/2,063 ft)
  • Tallest structure ever built: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m/2,121 ft)
  • Tallest freestanding structure: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m/1,815 ft)
  • Tallest skyscraper (to top of spire): 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m/1,671 ft)
  • Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower – 527 m/1,729 ft)
  • Building with most floors: 163 (previously Willis (formerly Sears) Tower – 108)[20]
  • Building with world's highest occupied floor[21]
  • World's highest elevator installation (situated inside a rod at the very top of the building)[22][23]
  • World's fastest elevators: 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s)[23] (previously Taipei 101 – 16.83 m/s)
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)[24] (previously Taipei 101 – 449.2 m/1,474 ft)
  • First world's tallest structure in history to include residential space[25]
  • World's highest outdoor observation deck: 124th floor at 452 m (1,483 ft)[26][27]
  • World's highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade: 512 m (1,680 ft)[28]
  • World's highest restaurant (At.mosphere): 122nd floor at 442 m (1,450 ft) (previously 360, at a height of 350 m/1,148 ft in CN Tower)[30][31]
  • World's highest New Year display of fireworks.[32]
  • World's second highest swimming pool: 76th floor[33] (world's highest swimming pool is located on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Centre, Hong-Kong).

  • The tower is situated on a man-made lake which is designed to wrap around the tower and to provide dramatic views of it.
  • Over 330,000 cubic meters of concrete and 31,400 metric tonnes of steel rebar was used at the completion of the tower.
  • The condensation water collected from the A/C system equals to 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools per year and in turn, used for landscaping.
  • Engineers working on the design considered installing triple-decker elevators, which would have been the first in the world. In fact, the realized building uses double-decker elevators.
  • The Burj Dubai had its name officially changed to Burj Khalifa during its grand opening in honor of the president of the U.A.E. H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.
  • Designed by Adrian D. Smith, FAIA, RIBA Design Partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP.
  • This is the first world's tallest building since prehistoric times to include residential space.
  • The cladding system is designed to withstand Dubai's extreme summer temperatures.
  • The exterior cladding is of reflective glazing with aluminium and textured stainless steel spandrel panels with vertical tubular fins of stainless steel.
  • A total of 45,000 cubic metres of concrete are used in the foundations with a weight in excess of 110,000 tonnes.
  • The building sits on a concrete and steel podium with 192 piles descending to a depth of more than 50 metres (164 feet).
  • The building was rotated 120 degrees to allow for less stress from the prevailing winds.
  • An observation deck will occupy the 124th floor.
  • The highest residential floor will be level 109.
  • "Burj" is Arabic for "Tower".
  • The design by Skidmore Owings & Merrill replaces a plan to reuse the design for Grollo Tower, which was proposed in Melbourne a few years earlier.
  • Although the building's shape resembles the bundled tube concept of the Willis Tower, it is structurally very different and is technically not a tube structure.
  • A subtle reference to the onion domes of Islamic architecture can be found in the building's silhouette when looking up at the lobes from near the base.
  • The triple-lobed footprint of the building is based on an abstracted desert flower native to the region.
  • Burj Dubai is the tallest man-made structure in the world, surpassing the KVLY-TV Tower in North Dakota as well asWarszawa Radio Mast, the previous tallest structure ever built.
  • Burj Dubai features sky lobbies on levels 43, 76 and 123. These spaces offer fitness and spa facilities. The lobbies on levels 43 and 76 each have a swimming pool and a recreational room for receptions and other gatherings.
  • The top of the building contains a public observation deck and a private club above that.
  • Burj Dubai became the world's tallest high-rise building on July 24, 2007, and the world's tallest self-supporting structure on September 12, 2007

M Junaid Tahir

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