Skyscrapers are a popular tourist attraction. Each skyscraper has a unique design and personality. Because they are tall, tourists find them attractive and fascinating. It is hard to imagine that the first skyscraper in the world would be taller than 180 feet and have 10 floors. These skyscrapers also solve the problem of dense urban areas. We will be talking about Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world.
About Burj Khalifa
Burj Khilifa was known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010. This skyscraper, located in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), is the tallest. The total height of this skyscraper is 829.8 metres or 2,722 feet. From 2009 to now, this building has been the highest in the world. This amazing skyscraper was built in 2004. It took 5 years to complete. Burj Khalifa was also included in a new development, ‘Downtown Dubai’. It opened in 2010. This skyscraper was built by the government to help transform UAE’s economy from one that is primarily oil-based to one that is more tourist- and service-oriented. In honour of Khalifa bin Zyed Al Nahyan, President of United Arab Emirates and ruler in Abu Dhabi, the name “Burj Dubai” has been changed into “Burj Khalifa”. The ‘Burj Khlifa’ was designed by Adrian Smith. He is currently working on the “Jeddah Tower” in Saudi Arabia.
This fascinating building was built in January 2004. It was finished in October 2009. This building was officially opened on January 4, 2010. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago was responsible for the engineering and architecture of this tower. This project’s chief architect is ‘Adrian Smith’ and its chief structural engineer is ‘Bill Baker. Its architecture is Neofuturism.
Tour Of Burj Khalifa
The 122nd floor is the best place to eat in the restaurant. The area includes 9 hotels, a 30 acre manmade lake, a shopping center, 19 residential towers, and 163 floors. This skyscraper also has a shopping center. It also has a park beneath it, where you can enjoy the beautiful nature. The man-made lake is also available for visitors. It is beautiful. There are many lounges and restaurants in this amazing skyscraper where you can enjoy delicious food while staying in the lounge. People travel from all over the globe to admire the breathtaking beauty of this skyscraper.
Burj Khalifa Records
This amazing skyscraper has so many records to its credit:
- Tallest existing structure
- Tallest structure ever built
- You can build with so many floors
- The world’s most exclusive nightclub
- The tallest residential building in the world
- Tallest skyscraper
Burj Khalifa won numerous awards for its stunning beauty and its tallest skyscraper. This skyscraper is the only one to have won this many awards. These are the names of some of the awards that Burj Khalifa has won:
- Silver Award for Spark Awards 2010
- 2010 Skyscraper Award: Silver medal from Emporis
- 2010 International Architecture Award at Chicago Athenaeum
- 2011 Decade of Design, Presidential Commendation for Corporate Space Small by International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
- Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers- Illinois Chapter, 2011.
Here are the details on Burj Khalifa. This amazing skyscraper is extremely popular both in the UAE and around the globe. These skyscrapers, unlike natural areas like hills and mountains, are man-made. It is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Sometimes, it seems like all this was just an illusion. After all, how could someone design something so beautiful and elegant? It is possible with dedication, planning and preparation, as well as the support of teamwork.