The 16-story Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, stands tall as the tallest building in the world. This building is also known as ‘Dubai Tower’.
It was named ‘Burj Dubai’ during construction but was later renamed ‘Burj Khalifa’ during its inauguration. The building has been renamed Burj Khalifa instead of Burj Dubai in honor of Abu Khalifa ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
At 2,718 feet, the building is so high that the temperature difference between the ground floor and the top floor is 10 degrees Celsius.
Construction began in 2004. The main designer of the building is Adrian Smith. And in just 5 years, the construction of this state-of-the-art building was completed. The high-rise building cost about বিল 1.5 billion. The construction of the fountain in its outer courtyard has cost 133 million British pounds.
The building has 1,044 apartments. And there are two swimming pools on the 43rd and 7th floors. There is also a hotel with 160 rooms. On the 124th floor there is an arrangement to enjoy the unique beauty of Dubai city.
The speed of some lifts in this building is 40 miles per hour. These lifts can move up to 33 feet per second. It takes only one minute to take the elevator from the ground floor to the 124th floor. It is not uncommon to have such a long elevator because Burj Khalifa is three times taller than the Eiffel Tower and almost twice as tall as the Empire State Building.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made infrastructure in the world today. Since its inception in 2010, no other building has surpassed the height of the Burj Khalifa.
The general rule for breaking the fast in Ramadan is to break the fast as soon as the sun sets. But it is not so easy for those in Burj Khalifa. Usually when the sun goes down, everyone in Dubai is breaking their fast. At that time, people from the first floor to the 60th floor of Burj Khalifa were breaking their fast. The people upstairs are not doing it. Because the sun is still visible.
The building has the largest LED display in the world. The building also holds the record for the tallest library in the world (on the 123rd floor). The building absorbs 15 million tons of water every day. This means that the building needs 15 million tons of water per day. The building is designed to be inspired by a type of flowering plant called ‘Hymenocalis’.
To attract the attention of the whole world, the rulers of Dubai decided to build the world’s tallest broker in this city. The highest point of Burj Khalifa can be seen from a distance of 95 km. This building is the tallest free standing structure in the world.