In its early planning, Burj Khalifa was intended to be entirely residential.[33]. [13][14] The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors, it is 270 m (900 ft) long and shoots water 150 m (500 ft) into the air, accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and other music. [13] In May 2008 Putzmeister pumped concrete with more than 21 MPA ultimate compressive strength of gravel to surpass the 600 meters weight of the effective area of each column from the foundation to the next fourth level, and the rest was by metal columns jacketed or covered with concrete to a then world record delivery height of 606 m (1,988 ft),[23] the 156th floor. [87], The tower was constructed by Samsung C&T from South Korea, which also did work on the Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. Tallest existing structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously, Tallest structure ever built: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously, Tallest freestanding structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously, Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously the, Building with most floors: 163 (previously, World's longest travel distance elevators: 504 m (1,654 ft). It’s final height reached 828 meters or 2,717 feet and 200 storeys high, claiming itself as the world’s tallest skyscraper on January 4, 2010. Floors through to 108 have 900 private residential apartments (which, according to the developer, sold out within eight hours of being on the market). [15], Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development to include 30,000 homes[citation needed], nine hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential skyscrapers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) artificial Burj Khalifa Lake. The basic structure of the Burj Khalifa is a central hexagonal core with three lobes (wings) clustered around it, as shown in Fig. A buttressed central core and wings are used to support the height of the building. The triangular shape of the building can be considered as a direct descendant of Burj Khalifa, particularly, it also uses the buttress core as its major structural stability system. [95] The remaining structure above was constructed of lighter steel. Putzmeister created a new, super high-pressure trailer concrete pump, the BSA 14000 SHP-D, for this project. [83] WET Enterprises, who also developed the Dubai Fountain, developed the park's six water features. ‘Building of the Century’ was thought a more apt title for it. The Burj’s record may be beaten by a Middle Eastern rival in the not-too-distant future. The hotel was supposed to open on 18 March 2010, but after several delays, it finally opened to the public on 27 April 2010. At its tallest point, the tower sways a total of 1.5 m. The spire of Burj Khalifa is composed of more than 4,000 tonnes (4,400 short tons; 3,900 long tons) of structural steel. Without the spire, Burj Khalifa would be 585 meters tall. ", "How rich Gulf emirate Dubai covered up woman's suicide from top of Burj Khalifa", "Riot by migrant workers halts construction of Dubai skyscraper", "Burj Dubai opens tomorrow, final height still a secret! [4][118], Because of the slumping demand in Dubai's property market, the rents in the Burj Khalifa plummeted 40% some ten months after its opening. Close Start Chat. An outline of the history of project management is offered, followed by a breakdown of the general principles of the concept. The two men descended the vertical drop at a speed of up to 220 km/h (140 mph), with enough time to open their parachutes 10 seconds into the 90-second jump. 12 September 2007: At 555.3 m (1,822 ft), becomes the world's tallest freestanding structure, surpassing the, 7 April 2008: At 629 m (2,064 ft), surpasses the. ARMANI HOTEL ENTRY 3 11 3. BURJ KHALIFA ARRIVAL COURT 2. The Burj's typical curtain wall panels measure 4'6" wide by 10'8" high and weigh about 800 pounds each, with wider panels near the buildings edges and taller ones near the top. SERVICE YARD 1 11. These setbacks are arranged and aligned in a way that minimizes vibration wind loading from eddy currents and vortices. Out of 900 apartments in the tower, 825 were still empty at that time. The decision to build Burj Khalifa was reportedly based on the government's decision to diversify from an oil-based economy to one that is service and tourism based. [151][152], "Burj Dubai" redirects here. As the building tapers into the sky, the construction became faster when the building built to higher floors. Its surrounding malls, hotels and condominiums in Downtown Dubai have generated the most revenue from the project as a whole, while the Burj Khalifa itself made little or no profit. "He (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum) wanted to put Dubai on the map with something really sensational," said Jacqui Josephson, a tourism and VIP delegations executive at Nakheel Properties. Structural Details of Burj Khalifa The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa took 6 years for its construction and was inaugurated on 4 th January 2010. Popular: Booked by 38,468 travellers! Fig. [58] The waste water system uses gravity to discharge water from plumbing fixtures, floor drains, mechanical equipment and storm water, to the city municipal sewer. Burj Khalifa: At the Top (125th floor) & Dubai Aquarium Combo Entrance. CTLGroup, working for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, conducted the creep and shrinkage testing critical for the structural analysis of the building. [132] A Dubai Interior Ministry official said the rioters caused almost £500,000 in damage. [131], The Burj Khalifa was built primarily by workers from South Asia and East Asia. As buttress core system is proved to be successful for extremely tall buildings following the completion of the Burj Khalifa. This was reported in a Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat study, which notes that the empty spire "could be a skyscraper on its own”. [44] This 244-metre spire is widely considered vanity height, since very little of its space is usable. 21 September 2004: Emaar contractors begin construction. The cladding system consists of 142,000 m² of more than 26,000 reflective glass panels and aluminum and textured stainless steel spandrel panels with vertical tubular fins. Famous as a mixed-use development tower with a total floor area of 460,000 m 2, it includes residential, hotel, commercial, office, entertainment, shopping, and leisure establishments. International Projects Category: Outstanding Project from. advertisement. [24] The double-deck elevators are equipped with entertainment features such as LCD displays to serve visitors during their travel to the observation deck. Burj Khalifa uses the bundled tube design of the Willis Tower, invented by Fazlur Rahman Khan. In just 1,325 days since excavation work started in January, 2004, Burj Khalifa became the tallest free-standing structure in the world. [84], On the higher floors, the sun can still be seen for several minutes after it has set at ground level. winged structure anchored to a strong hexagonal central core, each wing is buttressed to the other to provide a highly stable system. The Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة‎, Arabic pronunciation: [bʊrd͡ʒ xaˈliːfa]; pronounced English: /ˈbɜːrdʒ kəˈliːfə/, literally "Khalifa Tower" in English), known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ", "Man dies in jump from world's tallest building", "No suicide at Burj Khalifa say Dubai Police", "Is Dubai trying to cover-up woman's death from top of world's tallest building? RECREATIONAL AREA 10. [54][55], The building has 57 elevators and 8 escalators. Three tower cranes were used during construction of the uppermost levels, each capable of lifting a 25-tonne load. Due to its tubular system, proportionally only half the amount of steel was used in the construction, compared to the Empire State Building. Corporate offices and suites fill most of the remaining floors, except for the 122nd, 123rd and 124th, where the At.mosphere restaurant, sky lobby and an indoor and outdoor observation deck are located respectively. Originally proposed as a virtual clone of the 560 m (1,837 ft) Grollo Tower proposal for Melbourne, Australia's Docklands waterfront development, the tower was redesigned by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. [19], Over 45,000 m3 (58,900 cu yd) of concrete, weighing more than 110,000 tonnes (120,000 short tons; 110,000 long tons) were used to construct the concrete and steel foundation, which features 192 piles; each pile is 1.5 metre in diameter by 43 m in length, buried more than 50 m (164 ft) deep. [5], The project's completion coincided with the financial crisis of 2007–2008, and with vast overbuilding in the country, leading to high vacancies and foreclosures. [82] At the centre of the park is the water room, which is a series of pools and water jet fountains. The structure is 828m tall and the whole system is a reinforced concrete tower structure. At the top, the central core emerges and is sculpted to form a finishing spire. Above level 109, and up to tier 27, traditional cradles from davits are used. Completed in 2010, the mighty tower represents the beating heart of Dubai and its brave ambitions. The Worlds Tallest Building – Burj Khalifa Dubai. The success and failure of projects is related to project management. This was the first attempt in world history to have such a … More than just the world's tallest building Soaring 828m into the sky, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. [24] The foundation was designed to support the total building weight of approximately 450,000 tonnes (500,000 short tons; 440,000 long tons). Need help? The design is derived from Islamic architecture. [126] The ceremony featured a display of 10,000 fireworks, light beams projected on and around the tower, and further sound, light and water effects. Architecture Award (Mixed Use) Arabian Region from Arabian Property Awards. Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and it’s one of the top attractions to visit in Dubai. [7][8], Critical reception to Burj Khalifa has been generally positive, and the building has received many awards. Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc. The top structure of the Burj Khalifa was made to resemble the letter 'Y' and each of the three wings of the structure buttressed others through this central core. On 21 April 2014, with permission of the authorities and support from several sponsors, highly experienced French BASE jumpers, This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 20:45. [citation needed] Another challenging element was the shamal which often creates sandstorms. 2. The contractor and the engineer of record was Hyder Consulting. [23] Burj Khalifa's construction used 330,000 m3 (431,600 cu yd) of concrete and 55,000 tonnes (61,000 short tons; 54,000 long tons) of steel rebar, and construction took 22 million man-hours. Decade of Design, Presidential Commendation in Corporate Space Small from. [125], The opening was held on 4 January 2010. The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest structure with a height of 828 m and has a total of 163 floors. Popular: Booked by 2,583 travellers! [2] Such a skyscraper, if located in Europe, would be the 11th tallest building on that continent. Water is collected via a condensate collection system and is used to irrigate the nearby park. [39] According to Strabala, Burj Khalifa was designed based on the 73 floor Tower Palace Three, an all-residential building in Seoul. Arab Achievement Award 2010: Best Architecture Project from Arab Investment Summit. Text taken from the Wikipedia article "Burj Khalifa", version from 18.06.2019, and edited in accordance with CC BY-SA 3.0. https://doi.org/10.2749/222137908796292236. [149] Awards Chair Gordon Gill, of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, said: We are talking about a building here that has changed the landscape of what is possible in architecture – a building that became internationally recognized as an icon long before it was even completed. This weight was then divided by the compressive strength of concrete of which is 30 MPa which yielded a 450 sq.meters of vertical normal effective area, which then yielded to a 12 meters by 12 meters dimensions. [97] The study described the site as part of a "seismically active area". The central pinnacle pipe weighs 350 tonnes (390 short tons; 340 long tons) and has a height of 200 m (660 ft). [148] On 28 September 2010 Burj Khalifa won the award for best project of the year at the Middle East Architect Awards 2010. The climb to the top of the spire took six hours. [119][120] However, over the next two and a half years, overseas investors steadily began to purchase the available apartments and office space. Also, the Armani Hotel and the Armani Residences occupy a few floors in the structure. where people can shelter on their long walk down to safety in case of an emergency or fire. [130] Emails obtained under the Freedom of Information act from Portugal's embassy in the UAE also confirmed that she had committed suicide from the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa. [80], Burj Khalifa is surrounded by an 11 ha (27-acre) park designed by landscape architects SWA Group. Architecture Award (Mixed Use) Dubai from Arabian Property Awards. The architectural glass provides solar and thermal performance as well as an anti-glare shield for the intense desert sun, extreme desert temperatures, and strong winds. 4 January 2010: Burj Khalifa's official launch ceremony is held and Burj Khalifa is opened. 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Khan's contributions to the design of tall buildings have had a profound impact on architecture and engineering. 1. Distinguished Building Award, Citation of Merit from AIA – Chicago Chapter. Emaar Properties also engaged GHD, an international multidisciplinary consulting firm, to act as an independent verification and testing authority for concrete and steelwork. [16] The tower was known as Burj Dubai ("Dubai Tower") until its official opening in January 2010. [124] The celebratory lighting was designed by UK lighting designers Speirs and Major Associates. Fun facts about the Burj Khalifa. The design is derived from the Islamic architecture of the region, such as in the Great Mosque of Samarra. [11][12], The tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), which also designed the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago and the One World Trade Center in New York City. The 280,000-square-meter skyscraper contains office, residential, and retail space, along with a Giorgio Armani hotel. The tower's architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. Visit our website and book your Burj Khalifa tickets! When Adrian Smith was conceiving the project at SOM, he looked out his office window toward Lake Point Tower's curved three wing layout, "There's the prototype", he said. The concept of profitability derived from building high density developments and malls around the landmark have proven successful. Burj Dubai renamed Burj Khalifa in honour of the President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi. Burj Khalifa can be termed as an art gallery. Burj Khalifa is the first mega-high rise in which certain elevators are programmed to permit controlled … Subsequent to the original design by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Emaar Properties chose Hyder Consulting to be the supervising engineer and NORR Group Consultants International Ltd to supervise the architecture of the project. The system provides 68,000,000 L (15,000,000 imp gal) annually. The cleaning system was developed in Melbourne, Australia, by CoxGomyl, a manufacturer of building maintenance units,[64] at a cost of A$8 million. 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The building officially opened on 4 January 2010[11][12] and is part of the 2 km2 (490-acre) Downtown Dubai development at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. Special Recognition for Technological Advancement from International Highrise Awards. CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' [56] The building has 2,909 stairs from the ground floor to the 160th floor. More levels can be added to the building at a later date, should any other structure surpass its height; The Burj Khalifa can be seen from space; Fantastic Facts: 28,261 Glass cladding panels make up the exterior of the tower and its two annexes. NORR was also responsible for the architectural integration drawings for the Armani Hotel included in the Tower. [21] As the tower rises from the flat desert base, there are 27 setbacks in a spiral pattern, decreasing the cross section of the tower as going upward and creating convenient outdoor terraces. As of today, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure, a landmark in the world in all categories and also it has paved the way for further development in high-rise construction throughout the world. [21], To wash the 24,348 windows, totaling 120,000 m2 (1,290,000 sq ft) of glass, the building has three horizontal tracks which each holding a 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) bucket machine. Other Names. [52] The corporate suites and offices were also supposed to open from March onwards,[53] yet the hotel and observation deck remained the only parts of the building which were open in April 2010. Structural System Material The tower superstructure of Burj Khalifa is designed as an all reinforced concrete building with high performance concrete from the foundation level to level 156, and is topped with a structural steel braced frame from level 156 to the highest point of the tower. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. NORR was also responsible for the architectural integration drawings for the Armani Hotel included in the Tower. More info. The building was originally named Burj Dubai but was renamed in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan;[5] Abu Dhabi and the UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts. Turner was the project manager on the main construction contract. However, the world's fastest single-deck elevator still belongs to Taipei 101 at 16.83 m/s (55.2 ft/s). Though the building stands really tall but its underground has just a single floor. Corporate offices and suites fill most of the remaining floors, except for the 122nd, 123rd, and 124th, where the At.mosphere restaurant, sky lobby and an indoor and outdoor observation deck are located, respectively. The corporate suites and offices were also supposed to open from March onwards, yet the hotel and observation deck remained the only parts of the building which were open in April 2010. 21 July 2007: Surpasses Taipei 101, whose height of 509.2 m (1,671 ft) made it the world's tallest building, and level 141 reached. Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and it’s one of the top attractions to visit in Dubai. Burj Khalifa under construction in February 2006. [101][102][103][104][105], In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²). To combat this problem, the concrete was not poured during the day. Emaar Properties also engaged GHD,[42] an international multidisciplinary consulting firm, to act as an independent verification and testing authority for concrete and steelwork. "[128], On 18 May 2015, Dubai police disputed a report that a Portuguese national who was in Dubai on a tourist visa fell to her death from Burj Khalifa's "At the Top SKY" observation deck on the 148th floor, and said that this incident took place in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Samsung C&T built the tower in a joint venture with BESIX from Belgium and Arabtec from the UAE. [17] In the 2000s, Dubai started diversifying its economy but it suffered from an economic crisis in 2007–2010, leaving large-scale projects already in construction abandoned.[18]. [40] NORR's role was the supervision of all architectural components including on-site supervision during construction and design of a 6-story addition to the office annex building for architectural documentation. More info. [citation needed] It was stated that this change did not add any floors, which fit with Smith's attempts to make the crown more slender. It was difficult to create a concrete that could withstand both the thousands of tonnes bearing down on it and Persian Gulf temperatures that can reach 50 °C (122 °F). [74], On 8 February 2010, the observation deck was closed to the public for two months after power-supply problems caused an elevator to become stuck between floors, trapping a group of tourists for 45 minutes. [6] At the top, the central core emerges and is sculpted to form a finishing spire. TOWER GARDEN 7. Decade of Design • Best of Category/Mixed Use Buildings from International Interior Design Association (IIDA). [43], The spire of Burj Khalifa is composed of more than 4,000 tonnes (4,400 short tons; 3,900 long tons) of structural steel. As the tower rises from the flat desert base, there are 27 setbacks in a spiral pattern, decreasing the cross section of the tower as going upward and creating convenient outdoor terraces. NORR's role was the supervision of all architectural components including on-site supervision during construction and design of a 6-story addition to the office annex building for architectural documentation. [59], The air conditioning system draws air from the upper floors where the air is cooler and cleaner than on the ground. American Architecture Award from Chicago Athenaeum. The design is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper designed for Chicago, as well as Chicago's Lake Point Tower. Did you know that this amazing building was featured in the fourth movie of the Mission Impossible series, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. To wash the 24,348 windows, totaling 120,000 m² of glass, the building has three horizontal tracks which each holding a 1,500 kg bucket machine. [40] Hyder was selected for their expertise in structural and MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) engineering. [38] The design is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's vision for The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper designed for Chicago, as well as Chicago's Lake Point Tower. [63], Outside, WET Enterprises designed a fountain system at a cost of Dh 800 million (US$217 million). The cleaning system was developed in Melbourne, Australia, by CoxGomyl, a manufacturer of building maintenance units, at a cost of A$8 million. [67] Although it was surpassed in December 2011 by Cloud Top 488 on the Canton Tower, Guangzhou at 488 m (1,601 ft),[68] Burj Khalifa opened the 148th floor SKY level at 555 m (1,821 ft), once again giving it the highest observation deck in the world on 15 October 2014,[69][70] until the Shanghai Tower opened in June 2016 with an observation deck at a height of 561 metres. Y-shaped structure … Unmanned machines clean the top 27 additional tiers and the glass spire. Standing proud and pampered like a celebrity by the world, the Burj Khalifa facts are as interesting as the building itself. [citation needed] Samples were taken from test holes drilled to a depth of 140 metres, finding weak to very weak rock all the way. 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Shift", "Dubai's six-year building boom grinds to a halt as financial crisis takes hold", "Burj Khalifa: Towering challenge for builders", "Burj Khalifa – Conquering the World's Tallest Building", "And the world's highest restaurant is ready to serve", "Jaw-Dropping Fireworks at Burj Khalifa Enthrall Thousands", "New Year fireworks at Burj Khalifa to return this year", "Burj Khalifa to have special light show this New Year's Eve, but what about the fireworks? 1 September 2008: Height tops 688 m (2,257 ft), making it the tallest man-made structure ever built, surpassing the previous record-holder, the. At its tallest point, the tower sways a total of 1.5 m (4.9 ft). Quick View. [44][99], Special mixes of concrete were made to withstand the extreme pressures of the massive building weight; as is typical with reinforced concrete construction, each batch of concrete was tested to ensure it could withstand certain pressures. In January 2010, it was planned that Burj Khalifa would receive its first residents from February 2010. × How can we help you? The sky lobbies on the 43rd and 76th floors house swimming pools. The Burj Khalifa is over 828 meters high, making it the tallest building in the world. [132] Most of the workers involved in the riot returned the following day but refused to work.[132]. World's largest light and sound show staged on a single building. [89][90] Turner was the project manager on the main construction contract. [127] Using the 868 powerful stroboscope lights that are integrated into the façade and spire of the tower, different lighting sequences were choreographed, together with more than 50 different combinations of other effects. At a certain point in the architectural and engineering process, the original Emaar developers experienced financial problems, and required more money and economic funding. 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