The impressive Burj Khalifa previously known as Burj Dubai is a skyscraper that holds in numerous world records including: Tallest building in the world (829.8 m), Tallest free-standing structure in the world (829.8 m), Highest number of stories in the world (211 floors), Highest occupied floor in the world (584.5 m), Highest outdoor observation deck in the world (148th floor at 555 m) and Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world (504m) is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Burj Khalifa is a master piece that was built with the idea to increase tourism economy and gain international recognition. The architects include Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect. Bill Baker is the chief structural engineer. Burj e Khalifa is a centrepiece surrounded by 30,000 homes, nine hotels, parkland, more or less 19 residential towers, the amazing Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa artificial Lake.
Some other records of Burj Khalifa include: Tallest structure ever built (829.8 m), Tallest skyscraper (829.8 m), Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna (829.8 m), World’s highest elevator (located on top), Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building, 606 m), World’s tallest structure that includes residential space, World’s highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade (512 m), World’s highest nightclub (144th floor), World’s highest restaurant (122nd floor at 442 m), World’s highest New Year display of fireworks, World’s second highest swimming pool (76th floor).
Burj Khalifa is a major tourist attraction in Dubai since 2010. Several Hollywood movie scenes of Mission Impossible have been shot in this gargantuan building. Another important activity that is performed from the building includes unauthorized and authorized BASE jumping. The world highest building has been honoured with several awards including Interior Architecture Award, Decade of Design, International Architecture Award and several other significant ones.
The Google rating for Burj Khalifa is 4.7 stars. All of the tourists visiting Burj Khalifa review it as a fine, stunning and beautiful piece of architecture which represents the modern Dubai, UAE and entire Middle East. The view is amazing from the top floor. The tourists can see the whole Dubai with the skyline at the back ground. The amazing fountain at the top gathers the attention of many people. Indeed it’s a must see destination of Dubai.
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