We climb the tallest building in the world, to Burj Khalifa. It is a skyscraper that stands over the center of Dubai with more than 800 meters high. It is a place visible from any point, elegant and chrome, that shines with every reflection of the sun. A record structure that contains some curiosities. Check out to know more!
Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world ... for now
Burj Khalifa It is the tallest skyscraper in the world so far, thanks to its 828 meters high. It is located in Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, famous for its powerful industrial, commercial and economic development. It stands in the center of the city, on Sheikh Zayed Avenue.Burj Khalifa
The works began on September 21, 2004 thanks to the designs of the architect Adrian Smith. At first it was thought to build a 570 meter tower. However, the design evolved in both appearance and height and became a 600 meter tower.
When the works have begun, began to raise a higher height, with a new model that would exceed 700 meters. The expectation of the final aspect of Burj Khalifa kept virtually all the citizens of Dubai intrigued, as very few would know what the final height of the famous skyscraper would be.
During later years it was speculated about its final height, with rumors and theories that it would exceed one thousand meters. Theories that were finally denied when the works were completed on January 4, 2010. The building reached 828 meters.
Currently, the building can be visited every day from nine thirty in the morning to ten at night. The best time to climb is during sunset. The game of lights of the sun recreates an ideal environment that you cannot miss.
The price of access is between 30 and 60 euros (depending on the schedule) in the case of the viewpoint of the 124. floor Arriving at the observation platform of the 148th floor costs between 80 and 120 euros.
Curiosities of Burj KhalifaBurj Khalifa
Once Burj Khalifa’s background is discovered, we tell you other data also very curious About this mythical building. Pay attention!
1. Your record figures
With its more than 800 meters high, the Burj Khalifa is three times taller than the Eiffel Tower and doubles the height of the mythical Empire State of the United States. On a clear day this skyscraper is seen from 95 kilometers away.
Further, It has 57 elevators in operation, one of them is ultrafast, since it reaches 36 km / h ascent rate. On the other hand, the building is covered by almost 29,000 glass panels, weighs no less than 500,000 tons and $ 1.5 billion was used in its construction.
2. It has two viewpointsView from one of the viewpoints
It was not enough for the tallest tower in the world to have a large rooftop gazebo because its goal is to make us touch the sky. The Burj Khalifa has two viewpoints. One is located on the 124th floor, 442 meters high. It is the first viewpoint that was enabled once the skyscraper was inaugurated on January 4, 2010.
However, on the 148th floor, at 555 meters high, there is a second viewpoint. It is the newest and the most famous, since it is currently the highest viewpoint in the world, as it has managed to overcome the Canton Tower in China.
3. Its construction was inspired by a flowerView from the base
The appearance of the Burj Khalifa was modified during the years prior to its construction. Its current appearance resembles a flower called Hymenocallis, very typical in Dubai for its ability to adapt to tropical climates.
Perhaps this flower was thought of because the building would have the ability to resist adversity and remain the tallest on the planet. Further, the flower on which it is inspired has very large petals, hence its shape.
4. It is surrounded by an artificial lake
As if that were not enough with its imposing height and beauty, the Burj Khalifa is surrounded by an artificial lake of turquoise tones. There is the source of Dubai, another of the most prominent tourist places in the city. In the surrounding area, there are also luxury bars and restaurants and the famous Dubai Mall.
Since Burj Khalifa entered the book of records, there are many countries that compete to build the tallest skyscraper in the world. We do not know when they will get it, but, for now, you can enjoy the sensation of touching the sky from this impressive skyscraper in Dubai.