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Splendid interiors of the Burj Khalifa

Last updated on: November 23, 2011 08:49 IST

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The world's tallest tower is Dubai's masterpiece, Burj Khalifa.

The construction of the magnificent building began on 21 September 2004.

The building officially opened on 4 January 2010. While Adrian Smith was the chief architect, Bill Baker was the chief structural engineer.

It holds the world record in several aspects.

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Burj Khalifa has been designed to include include 30,000 homes and nine hotels.

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It has the world's highest restaurant at the 122nd floor at 442 metres (1,450 feet).

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It has the world's highest installation of an aluminium and glass facade at a height of 512 metres (1,680 feet).

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It has the world's fastest elevators running at a speed of 64 km/hr (40 mph).

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It has the world's highest outdoor observation deck at the 124th floor at a height of 452 metres (1,483 feet).

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It has the world's highest nightclub at the 144th floor.

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It is a building with the maximum number of floors at 160.

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It has the world's second highest swimming pool at the 76th floor.

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Burj Khalifa is expected to hold up to 35,000 people at any one time.

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The project's completion coincided with the global financial crisis of 2007?which led to high vacancies and foreclosures.


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The tower was renamed Burj Khalifa, to honour the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his crucial support during the financial crisis.

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Burj Khalifa has been designed to be the centrepiece of a large-scale development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 7.4 acres of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.


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Burj Khalifa was designed based on the 73-storied Tower Palace Three, an all residential building in Seoul.

Burj Khalifa was initially intended to be entirely residential.


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