Burj Khalifa - history of the construction of the tallest building in the world


If anyone is asked - what is the name of the tallest building in the world? Undoubtedly, everyone will say in one sentence the name of Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai. That's right! Burj Khalifa has surpassed all the installations in the world in height. Although the name of Burj Khalifa is known to all, there are many of us who do not know - there are many amazing events involved in the creation of this installation. 

Burj Khalifa

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‘Burj Khalifa’ is an Arabic word, its Bengali meaning ‘Khalifa Tower’. The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, inaugurated the building. He named the building Burj Khalifa in honor of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The building was inaugurated on January 4, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Although the building was known as 'Burj Dubai' during its construction, it was renamed 'Burj Khalifa' at the time of its inauguration. Another name for this building is 'Dubai Tower'.

Burj Khalifa Height

From the pyramids of Egypt to Chichen Itza, from the Twin Towers to the Burj Khalifa, people have always wanted to touch the sky. The winner of that sky-scraping battle is still Burj Khalifa. Today's article is about Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world since 2008. However, the building was inaugurated on January 4, 2010. The skyscraper is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and was inaugurated by the then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum.

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The height of Burj Khalifa is 2717 feet or 818 meters, which is about half a mile long. It is clearly visible from a height of about 60 miles or 95 kilometers. The 160-storey building looks like a rocket. Another interesting thing is that there is a difference of 10 degrees Celsius between the ground floor and the top floor of the building.

The building is so high from the ground that the people on the top floor of the building can see the sun for two minutes even after sunset. So when the worshipers break their fast in Ramadan, the people upstairs break their fast 2 minutes later.

History of construction of Burj Khalifa

The amount of glass and steel used to build this tallest building in the world would require an equal space of 17 stadiums. The amount of bricks, sand and cement used to build the building can be used to build a 1283 mile long wall. Surprises do not end here.

The 206-storey Burj Khalifa, which looks like a rocket, has a total height of 2,717 feet. The 600,000-square-foot building can accommodate more than 12,000 people at a time. There are 54 elevators in the Burj building. Their speed is 40 miles per hour.

The total cost to build the entire building is 1.5 billion US dollars. There is a beautiful fountain in the outer courtyard of the Burj Khalifa. About 12,000 workers are working to build the Burj Khalifa.

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Buyers have to pay an average of  37,500 per square meter to buy a room in this luxurious building. Despite the high price, almost all of the 900 rooms have been sold in two years. The monthly rent per square foot of space in Burj Khalifa is four thousand dollars or two lakh 80 thousand rupees for the office-court.

Burj Khalifa Apartment

The preference for Americans to live in the Burj Khalifa is particularly noteworthy. They have been allotted 9 to 16 floors of this building. In addition, the building has accommodation from 19th to 37th floor and 77th to 108th floor. There are about 900 apartments in the building. There is a mosque on the 158th floor; There are two swimming pools on the 43rd and 76th floors. There is also a hotel with 160 rooms. There are also corporate offices of various business organizations on different floors of Burj Khalifa. While it is easy to get to the 159th floor of the Burj Khalifa, you have to carry oxygen to get to the top. Oxygen cannot reach there due to its high altitude. No one lives in the 260 to 206 locks of the building. These floors are used for technical work.

Burj Khalifa top Floor 

The funny thing is- the sun is seen first from Burj Khalifa! The inhabitants of Burj Khalifa see the sun earlier than the inhabitants of the plains at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day they see the sun more often than the inhabitants of the plains. For this, the scope of the day is much more for them.

Another startling information hole - the Burj Khalifa tower - has set a record for suicides. Sixteen months after the building opened, a man jumped from the 146th floor of the building. After jumping, the man fell to the 38th floor and was killed. This is the record for the highest number of suicides by jumping from a high place. Even after this, many people committed suicide by jumping from this building. As a result, many people think that there is a curse in the building.

Outside the building there is a huge park. The building is surrounded by a beautiful 7.4-acre garden and a 30-acre artificial lake. The residents of Burj Khalifa need 9,46,000 liters of water per day which is 100 km. Quantities are supplied through internal pipelines. 34 km for air conditioning. And 213 km for emergency fire control. Quantity special pipeline arrangement. This huge building can accommodate 25,000 people at a time.

Who owns the Burj Khalifa? 

The building is owned by a semi-government real estate company called Emaar Properties. Takes private ownership of someone. The architect of the Burj Khalifa is Adrian Smith, a well-known figure in the United States.


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