Downtown Dubai takes pride in being a cosmopolitan city with a variety of people, land, and assets. And then one day their daily miracle took off the ground-literally. In this article, we take a closer look at the way the ordinary Burj Khalifa came to be the world’s tallest building.
Burj Khalifa’s History
The Burj Khalifa was built by the Skyscraper Team and is the tallest building in the world. The Skyscraper Team is responsible for many of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower in Chicago, the Trump Tower in New York City and the Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan. With its height of 829 meters (2816 feet, 112 floors), the Burj Khalifa is also the world’s tallest tower.
Construction on the Burj Khalifa began in 2004 and it was completed in 2010. The construction process was a challenge due to its extreme height and because of the location of the project – at the tip of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah island. The building cost approximately $2 billion to build and it has 68 storeys (1420 meters/4200 feet). The exterior is made up of stainless steel and glass with a gold glazed finish. The lobby of the building features a 5-million-dollar dome made from glass and steel.
The Construction Process of Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is one of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in the world. Standing more than 800 feet tall, it is also one of the fastest-growing skyscrapers in history. This fascinating article takes a closer look at the construction process of this remarkable building.
From its humble beginnings as an idea to become the world’s tallest building, the construction of the Burj Khalifa was a long and complex process. First, planners had to decide on an ideal location for the tower. They chose Dubai, which was already home to a number of tall buildings. Once they had picked a location, engineers began designing the tower.
To build such a tall building, engineers needed to use some very innovative techniques. For example, they used mammoth machines to help them build the floors one after the other. This way, even if one floor collapsed during construction, it wouldn’t cause any real problems.
How to visit Burj Khalifa
The easiest way to visit Burj Khalifa is by taking an included tour with a licensed operator. This will give you close-up views and allow you to go around all 440 levels. You can also take a panoramic aerial view tour from above and get a bird’s eye view of Dubai from this monstrous structure. If time is important to you, it might be worth considering traveling during off-peak periods when queues are shorter. Overall, arranging your own trip should only take about 30 minutes from start to finish!