Burj Khalifa – The World’s Tallest Building – The manmade wonder of the 21st century!

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The Iconic building is located in Dubai and it is a global icon and a feat of modern engineering. Towering a whopping 848 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. The magnificent building has redefined possibilities and has shattered the myths. It is a symbol of elegance and meticulous architecture.

Burj Khalifa| Img by: Donaldytong via Wikipedia |          CC BY-SA 3.0

Construction

The building; being a megastructure posed many challenges for the engineers and architects but apart from all the hardships, construction commenced on the 6th of January 2004. With the exterior of the building completed in 2009, the Burj Khalifa was officially opened on 4th January 2010.

The Superstructure

The 163 storied building which also holds the record for the most number of stories in a building, comprises of corporate suites, hotels, restaurants, residential apartments and much more. There is also an observation deck on the 148th floor from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the Dubai city.

Records and Feats

Burj Khalifa despite being known as the tallest building in the world also holds several other records as well. This is the building which currently has the fastest and the most travelled elevators in the world and also elevators that travel the longest distance, the building houses the highest outdoor observation deck and also has the highest occupied stories in the world.

Why was it built?

This super tall structure was built as a part of the government’s diversification plan. The idea was to garner an international recognition and it was successfully accomplished when this was built. Today this magnanimous building stands tall amidst the mighty Arabian Desert as a symbol of meticulous engineering and architecture.

Accommodations close by and visiting here

Anybody can visit here easily as the building is surrounded by many exquisite hotels like DUKES DUBAI which is a leading Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. You can even stay at one of the hotels in the building itself. If you want to visit the observation deck you need to reserve your tickets and it will only take about 20 minutes to reach here from the airport by a taxi.

 

 

 

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

 

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