Formerly called Burj Dubai, the Burj Khalifa tower is the world’s tallest artificial structure. With a record height of 828 meters, it is the new heart of Dubai. The skyscraper redefines the extent of design and engineering of super-tall buildings. Burj Khalifa Dubai has won many awards for architectural excellence and engineering innovation. It has the highest outdoor observation deck in the world and an elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. Tallest of the super-tall, the Burj Khalifa is three times tall than the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
The Burj Khalifa Tour takes you to a cloud-piercing height. It is also the world’s tallest freestanding structure and has the world’s tallest service elevator. The total weight of the aluminum used in Burj Khalifa is equal to five A380 aircraft. About 15 million gallons of water are used annually for the cooling system, plants, and landscaping, and to supply the Dubai Fountain. The Fountain dances in front of the Burj Khalifa every 30 minutes from 6 pm Dubai time from Wednesday till Sunday.
The Tower’s elevator speed is 10 meters per second, making them the fastest in the world. It takes only one minute to reach the 124th-floor observation deck of Burj Khalifa. 12,000 workers put their laborious skills on the Burj Khalifa building every day at the peak of construction. It took six years for the Burj Khalifa construction to complete. Any idea of the purpose of Burj Khalifa? It has restaurants, residential apartments, office space, a hotel, and its observation decks are tourists’ attraction.