Who needs an introduction about Burj Khalifa! For those who don’t know, it is the highest skyscraper in the world that is situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Other than being the tallest building in the world, the architect of this building is marvel and very eye catching as well. The construction of Burj Khalifa took 6 years – it started in 2004 and its construction was done in 2009 and it was opened for public in January 2010. Burj Khalifa has a lot of things to do and there is a good news for foodies as well, you will find the Burj Khalifa view restaurants and find some of the best Indian fine dining restaurants in Dubai. If you want to know more about Burj Khalifa then keep scrolling.
Who Made Burj Khalifa: Burj Khalifa architect was designed by SOM which stands for Skidmore, Owings and Merill. It is an American planning firm which also do architect and provides engineering solutions.
What is the Height of Burj Khalifa: the architectural height of Burj Khalifa is 2716.5 fee that makes 828 meters and it is three times taller than Eiffel Tower and two times taller than Empire State Building.
How much labor and time did the construction took: it took over 22 million hours to make it and 12000 workers from around the world as well.
What is the inspiration behind the design: the design of Burj Khalifa was inspired by a flower named Hymenocallis which is also called Spider Lilly. It is a flower in desert that has long petals and if you are the skyscraper of Burj Khalifa and see downwards on the building, it will look like the shape of this flower.
What is the exterior of Burj Khalifa: you will be surprised to know that the exterior of Burj Khalifa is covered by 26000 glass plates and panels and all of these glass plates and panels are cut out by hand. And that is why it is very expensive to shop in Burj Khalifa.
How much material is used in construction of Burj Khalifa: if you talk about aluminum, you can say that it weighs as much as five A380 aircrafts. And about the cement and concrete, you can say it weighs as much as 100,000 elephants.