Burj Khalifa Information: The Burj Khalifa, the skyscraper of Dubai, a living wonder, amazing artwork, cutting-edge of engineering,, no one can beat it in engineering and concept.
Facts about The Burj Khalifa
The combination of reliable science and visionary ideas behind the making of the tallest building in Dubai brings it to life. In the process, the project amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics.
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
- Tallest building in the world
- Tallest free-standing structure in the world
- Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
- Tallest service elevator in the world
- Highest occupied floor in the world
- Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
- Highest number of stories in the world
Tallest of the Supertall:
Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories.
- Height to Architectural Top
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building. This includes spires, but does not include antennae, signage, flagpoles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely used and is used to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rankings of the Tallest Buildings in the World.
- Highest Occupied Floor
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest continually occupied floor within the building. Maintenance areas are not included.
- Height to tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element. This includes antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment.
Watch The Sunset Twice from Burj al Arab
The Burj al Khalifa, the world’s tallest building in Dubai, carries residences, hotel accommodations, and commercial offices, as well two observation decks, where you can see the sunset twice in the same evening. The science behind the double sunset is simple. The video below gets into how it’s possible,
The Burj Khalifa is so tall, you can see the sunset twice.
Posted by Meridian on Monday, February 20, 2017
Video Source: Meridian