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Building the Burj Khalifa

Work on the tower began in 2004, when Skidmore, Owings and Merrill built it, and it is worth noting that the cost of construction amounted to $ 1.5 billion, and the amount of glass and steel used to cover the tower walls was enough to cover Seventeen football fields, and steel poles used to construct it can cover a quarter of the circumference of the planet.
Construction work was completed in 2009, at a total cost of $ 1.5 billion and a total height of 828 meters, topping the list of the tallest towers in the world. The tower was opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in January of the year 2010 AD.

What is the Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is a prominent architectural symbol in our time due to its beauty, paper and design excellence, so the visitor does not tire of reflecting on and enjoying images of creativity and mastery, and the tower is considered one of the most famous and tallest buildings in the world.
There is the Burj Khalifa or Burj Dubai – as it was called upon the announcement of its construction, in Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and tops the list of towers in the world as the tallest tower in the entire world, ahead of Taipei 101 in Taiwan, where the Burj Khalifa retained this title Since 2010, and until this moment, according to statistics in 2020.

Information on the Burj Khalifa

The total area of ​​the Burj Khalifa is estimated at 5.67 million square feet, and contains 57 electric elevators that take only 55 seconds until they move to a height of 500 meters at a speed of approximately 10 meters per second. The tower can also be seen from a distance of 95 kilometers.
The tower includes 1044 apartments in 160 inhabited floors out of 200 floors, and 12 thousand workers participated in the construction of the tower over a period of five years, and the tower has the highest viewing balcony in the world open to the public on floor number 124.

The reason for naming the Burj Khalifa

It was known that the tower was called Burj Dubai upon construction, but it is strange that the name changed on the opening day to become the Burj Khalifa relative to the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in honor of him for the efforts he makes in order to develop the country and its progress.

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