10 Interesting Facts about The Burj Khalifa

Those are the following facts about the Burj Khalifa which probably give you some information about it. The Burj Khalifa well also known as the Burj Dubai is a skyscraper tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirat. It is the tallest man made tower in the world which has height 829,9 m (2,722 ft). And then those are the following facts about the Burj Khalifa below.

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 1 : Constructed began September 21, 2004

The Burj Khalifa constructed began on September 21,2004 and it finished on 1 October 2009. It takes almost 5 years to finish this tower.  Then the tower is officially opened on January 2010. The Burj Khalifa is a part of the new 2 km2 development called the Downtown Dubai.

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 2 : The Architects

The tower;s architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merill in Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The contractor was from South Korea  which a Samsung C&T enterprise.

Facts 2 (The Architect)

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 3 : Conception

The Burj Khalifa was designed to be centerpiece of a large scale. It had developed which can include 30,000 homes, nice hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectars of parkland at least 19 residental tower, then Dubai Mall and 12 hectares man made Burj Khalifa Lake.

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 4 : The Cost of Building

The decision to build Burj Khalifa was based on Goverment decisions. The cost to build the tower is depended on the fund from the oil sectors. Because of Arabic had high potential on oil sectors so that the cost in fund by the oil selling on export.

Facts 4 (Cost on Building)

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 5 : Height Increases

The tower not longer in same height. There were some increased height that include to a development on technology. The first is in cone with 560 m high, then on 2008 the Burj Khalifa was redesigned to be 808 m tall.

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 6 : Delay

The construction was delay on  June 9, 2008 because there was upgraded finished. Then the tower completely finished in September 2009. It had delay on 1 year because of there were an upgraded on finish when the new decision took when the day on finished would came.

Facts 6 (Delay)

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 7 : Features

The Burj Khalifa not one of the luxurious that build in United Arab Emirat. There are so much luxurious building too which make the United Arab Emirat be the famous state on its arcitecture. Then there are some nice building too such the Dubai Fountain, Obeservation Deck, Burj Khalifa Park, Floor Plants and etc.

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 8 : Reception

In 2010, the Burj Khalifa received award as the Best Tall Building Middle East and Africa award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. And in September 28, 2010, the Burj Khalifa also had award on the Best Project of the year at the Middle East Architect Awards 2010. There are much award that received by the Burj Khalifa because of the beautifully of this design on architecture.

Facts 8 (Reception)

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 9 : Base Jumping

The Burj Khalifa have been used by experience on base jumping. It because the location is too right to be held on competition base jumping. And the height of the tower are completely correct to have a base jumping experience.

Facts about the Burj Khalifa 10 : Suicide

Some people utilising the tower not only for good action such as the base jumping. There were much suicide case used the Burj Khalifa tower. The first suicide was happened on 17 months after the opened. Suicide was by an Asian who worked on tower building companies, he jumped on May 10, 2011 on 147th floor.

Facts 10 (Suicide)

Those are the facts about the Burj Khalifa. Hope that information of fact can give additional information for your read.

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