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Burj Khalifa    ( Burj Dubai )

Burj Khalifa known as Burj Dubai, is a tallest man-made structure in this world nowadays. construction starded  on 21september 2004,withthe exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010.


Roof –  828 m (2,717 ft)
Top floor – 621.3 m (2,038 ft)

Floor count 160 habitable floors
plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire and 2 parking levels in the basement
Floor area – 464,511 m2 (5,000,000 sq ft)
Cost – $1.5 billion


Architect  – Adrian Smith at SOM
Structural engineer – Bill Baker at SOM
Contractor – Samsung C&T, Besix and Arabtec
Supervision Consultant Engineer & Architect of Record Hyder Consulting
Construction Project Manager Turner Construction
Planning Bauer AG and Middle East Foundations


The Burj Dubai Tower – look at the way it dwarfs normal skyscrapers!

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