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39 Interesting Burj Khalifa Facts

Burj khalifa is a skyscraper located in the gulf region of Dubai. From its inception to finish Burj Khalifa has broken many records. Burj Khalifa has received many awards and critical reception.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

39 Interesting Burj Khalifa Facts

  1. Burj Khalifa, with a total height of 829.8m (2,722ft) is the tallest structure in the world. It was formerly known as Burj Dubai. It is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  2. Burj Khalifa holds many world records. A few to mention are as - World's highest nightclub located at the 144th floor, World's highest New Year display of fireworks.
  3. The weight of concrete used to build Burj Khalifa is equivalent to 100,000 elephants.
  4. Burj Khalifa has an empty weight of 500,000 tones. 
  5. You can watch the sunset twice from Burj Khalifa. Once you can see it from the ground floor. Then take a lift to the top floor to watch it again.
  6. Burj Khalifa can hold up to 35,000 people.
  7. Burj Khalifa has more than 24,000 windows, which covers a total area of about 120,000 square meters. It takes 36 window cleaners three to four months to clean all the windows.
  8. Burj Khalifa consumes around 250,000 gallons of water every day.
  9. It took 6 years to fully build and inaugurate the Burj Khalifa.
  10. The cost of construction of Burj Khalifa is approximately USD $1.5 billion.
  11. The tip of the tower can be seen from a distance of up to 95 kilometers away.
  12. Burj Khalifa has 3,000 underground parking spaces.
  13. It is one of the most photographed buildings of the world.
  14. At the peak of construction, there were 12,000 workers per day. It took in total 22 million-man hours to complete the project.
  15. The ambient temperature at the tip of Burj Khalifa is six degrees cooler than the temperature at the ground level.
  16. Burj Khalifa has the world's highest electrical substation of level 155 of the tower.
  17. There are more than 17,000 doors in Burj Khalifa.
  18. The design shape of this tower is from a local desert flower known as Hymenocallis.
  19. There are total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators in the building, and a stairwell which has a total of 2,909 steps all the way to top.
  20. Each glass panel of Burj Khalifa weighs 362 kg and comes with an energy saving coating to limit solar heat.
  21. The building has the longest single running elevator, which is 140 floors.
  22. The Burj Khalifa's elevator's speed is 10 meters per second, making the elevators among the fastest in the world.
  23. The Burj Khalifa's elevator's time to reach the observation deck on the 124th floor is only one minute.
  24. The developer and the owner of the tower is Emaar and its design architect is Skidmore Owings & Merill and architect of record is Hyder consulting.
  25. Turner Construction was the project manager for Burj Khalifa While Samsung C & T, Besix and Arabtec were its main contractors.
  26. The tower was initially named as Burj Dubai.
  27. It is 3 times taller than Eiffel Tower and 2 times taller than Empire State building.
  28. At the highest point of Burj Khalifa, visitors can enjoy temperature that is 15-degree cooler than at the base of the building.
  29. The curtain wall of Burj Khalifa is equivalent to 17 football fields.
  30. It takes 3 months for at least 36 employees to clean the windows of this building from top to bottom.
  31. The total amount of aluminium used in the tower weighs as much as five A380 aircraft.
  32. The Burj Khalifa tower is 160-stories high.
  33. The Burj Khalifa holds record for the tallest free-standing building, highest occupied floor and highest number of stories.
  34. Burj Khalifa is the most popular tourist attraction in Dubai.
  35. The gardens are watered using condensation from the air conditioning system.
  36. Tom Cruise climbed Burj Khalifa in Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol.
  37. The Burj is surrounded by the huge Dubai Fountain, about as big as two football pitches.
  38. Over 10,000 fireworks were shot from the Burj Khalifa to celebrate its opening in 2010.
  39. The Burj Khalifa will probably lose its title of the highest building of the world to Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, which is set to open in 2021 and its height will exceed 1000 meters.
Hope you enjoyed reading "Interesting Burj Khalifa Facts". One last thing, Burj Khalifa is one of  the places in the World where most selfies are taken. Do not shy to share it with your friends.

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