Burj Khalifa also called “Burj Dubai” before its inauguration is a skyscraper within the center of Dubai, UAE and it holds the distinction of being the tallest man made building on earth standing at a height of 829.8m. The Burj Khalifa was designed by the Chicago based firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Adrian Smith was main architect while Bill Baker served as the main structural engineer. Samsung C&T was the chief contractor used to construct Burj Khalifa, It uses bundled tube layout and was primarily designed based on the 73 flooring Tower Palace Three. Along with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Emaar properties picked Hyder Consulting to supervise the job building and certify SOM’s layout.
Burj Khalifa Net Worth $1.5 Billion
The building was initially called the Burj Dubai and the construction of the challenging endeavor started on September 2004. The entire job took over 45,000 metric block of concrete weighing more than 110,000 tonnes were used to build the concrete and steel base, which consists of 193 heaps that are buried 50 m deep. In absolute Burj Khalifa used 330,000 metric blocks of concrete in addition to 39,000 tonnes of steel rebar and 22 million man hours to finish. The exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa commenced in the month of May 2007 and was finished in September.
The tallest skyscraper known because of its splendid structure is regarded as an engineering masterpiece, the Burj Khalifa was constructed remembering the areas abundant culture, tradition and history. A mixed-use building suited to resort, residential, commercial and leisure space make this an international tourist destination. As the tallest working and living floors on the planet, the insides of Burj Khalifa take celestial influences much like fixed aircraft, the insides consists of vestibules, offices, guest comforts, board room flooring, lounges and chairman’s suite. In addition to the stainless steel, glass and shines dark rocks the insides also features Silver Travertine flooring, handcrafted carpets, stone flooring and dark complex Brazilian Santos Rosewood to reflect shelter, the Venetian stucco walls add to the relaxation and restrained extravagance. The Burj Khalifa has a complete 900 flats, 57 lifts and 8 escalators with the lifts having a capacity of 5,500 kg are considered the world’s tallest service elevator. Besides these Burj Khalifa additionally boasts of other fine attributes having 6,600 lights and coloured projectors having a span of 275 meters and the power to shoot water up to 150 meters up into the air. The skyscraper is surrounded by a 11 hectare park with fountains constructed at a price of $ 217 million. The inside of the building is really astonishing and breathtaking and makes this the pride of Dubai.
By the time Burj Khalifa was about to finish the world was in the midst of a world-wide monetary catastrophe and the market of Dubai was no better. As a result most of the components in Armani Homes were left unsold and there were lots of vacancies in the building, with mounting pressure confronted with possible public humiliation Dubai selected to seek assistance from its fellow UAE member, Abu Dhabi.
January-2004 Excavation of Burj Dubai begins
February-2004 Piling began
March-2005 Superstructure began
March-2007 Level 110 of Burj Dubai reached
April-2007 Level 120 of Burj Dubai reached
May-2007 Level 130 of Burj Dubai reached
September-2007 Level 150 of Burj Dubai reached — world’s tallest freestanding structure
April-2008 Level 160 of Burj Dubai reached — world’s tallest manmade structure
January-2009 End of spire — Burj Dubai tops out
September-2009 Exterior cladding competed
January-2010 Official launching service and Burj Dubai renamed Burj Khalifa