burj dubai to be world's tallest building just how tall
 
burj dubai to be world's tallest building   just how tall
dec 28, 2009

burj dubai to be world's tallest building just how tall

burj, dubai all images © imre solt

opening on january 4th is the burj dubai – which will be the world’s tallest building. but how tall it is exactly is only known to a few.

‘it’s still a secret,’ william baker of skidmore, owings and merrill (som), the tower’s structural engineer, said in an interview.

the client emaar properties PJSC will only disclose that it’s morethan 800 meters (2,625 feet) tall, consisting of about 164 floors.

burj dubai to be world's tallest building   just how tall

burj dubai to be world's tallest building   just how tall

chicago-based skidmore developed the ‘buttressed core’ structural system that resembles a gigantic ‘Y’ to support the super-tall tower, which is nearly twice as tall as skidmore’s 442-meter (1,389 feet) willis tower in chicago.

despite, the emirate’s recent financial problems sales of the approximately 1,100 one- to three-bedroom residences in the tower, have not been severly effected.

a luxury armani hotel will occupy the bottom floors.

baker said it takes about two minutes to get to the summit on some of the fastest elevators in the world, which travel at up to 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour).

the tower’s exterior is glass and steel that would cover 17 soccer fields, and will require six to eight weeks to clean. read more

burj dubai to be world's tallest building   just how tall

burj dubai to be world's tallest building   just how tall construction of the burj dubai

  • Looks like Emerald City to me. I understand that a mosque will occupy one of the highest floors. That will make them really righteous now won’t it??

    D4DVine
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