Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa)

Burj Dubai (which in Arabic means "Dubai Tower") is a skyscraper located in the Business Bay district of Dubai and is the tallest man-made structure ever built. Its construction began on September 21, 2004 and as of September 26, 2008, Burj Dubai had reached a height of 707 m (2,320 ft).

The Burj Dubai Tower was officially opened on January 4, 2010. Its total height is 828 meters (2,717 feet), that means more than 300 meters heigher than Tai-Pei of Taiwan (508 meters / 1,667 feet). The Burj Dubai Tower have a total of 160 floors: 49 for offices, 61 for apartments and 18 reserved for the hotel. The total cost for its building should be around $4,1 billion.

On the official launch ceremony Burj Dubai have been renamed Burj Khalifa in honour of the United Arabs Emirates' President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.

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Current (2010) Records:

  • Tallest skyscraper to top of spire: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 509.2 m (1,671 ft))
  • Tallest structure ever built: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast - 646.38 m (2,121 ft))
  • Tallest extant structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast - 628.8 m (2,063 ft))
  • Tallest freestanding structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously CN Tower - 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
  • Building with most floors: 160 (previously both 1 and 2 World Trade Center - 110)
  • World's highest elevator installation
  • World's fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s) (previously Taipei 101 - 16.83 m/s)
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 606 m (1,988 ft) (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant - 532 m (1,745 ft))
  • The first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space
  • Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
  • World's highest mosque (located on the 158th floor)
  • Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
  • Tallest service elevator in the world
  • World's highest installation of an aluminium and glass fa├žade, at a height of 512 m (1,680 ft)

Records in 2008:

  • Tallest structure: 707 m (2,320 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast - 628.8 m (2,063 ft))
  • Tallest freestanding structure: 707 m (2,320 ft) (previously CN Tower - 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
  • Building with most floors: 160 (previously Sears Tower / World Trade Center - 110)
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 601 m (1,972 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 601 m (1,972 ft) (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant - 532 m (1,745 ft))

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