Burj Khalifa in the golden hour - Dubai ....{by Bassam}

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Dedicated to Carlos Kist


Bringing Burj Khalifa to life required a combination of visionary ideals and solid science. In the process, the project amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics.

World Records

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:

• Tallest building in the world

• Tallest free-standing structure in the world

• Highest number of stories in the world

• Highest occupied floor in the world

• Highest outdoor observation deck in the world

• Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world

• Tallest service elevator in the world

Tallest of the Supertall

Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories.
Height to architectural top Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building. This includes spires, but does not include antennae, signage, flagpoles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely used and is used to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rankings of the Tallest Buildings in the World.

Highest occupied floor Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest continually occupied floor within the building. Maintenance areas are not included.

Height to tip Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element. This includes antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment.

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Comments (537)

radu bulubasa on September 11, 2013

Beautiful shining! A star between the buildings !

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Best wishes , Radu .

Farhat Hussain Shah on September 12, 2013

Great shot! YSL

Mircea_RAICU on September 12, 2013

Amazing view , really great ...
LIKE & Y*, Mircea R.

Horst Reisinger on September 12, 2013

Wonderful tower buildings!

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Greetings from Germany, Horst

Ethelrita on September 12, 2013

Beeindruckendes Foto vom höchsten Turm der Welt. Deine Galerie gefällt mir gut. Herzliche Grüße Ethelrita

Andrey Velichko on September 12, 2013

Impressive! LIKE With best wishes from Russia! Andrey

Antoine Jasser on September 12, 2013

Amazing buildings...
Amazing stats....
Amazing photo!!!!
Beautifully composed & captured...
YSL 208/503

Maryan Melnyk on September 12, 2013

Impressive photo!!! Like!

Best wishes, Maryan

Robert Janda on September 12, 2013

No comment :) LIKE+FAV.Robert

Mr. Pachangi on September 12, 2013

Wonderful composition, fantastic view.

Superb shot! LIKE + FAV!!!

Best regards, Arthur

Ahmet poçanoğlu on September 12, 2013

Beautiful photo. Like. Best wishes

Usman Ahmad on September 16, 2013

Nice View dear......ur photos so beautiful.........

bassam jayousi on September 22, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Greetings, Bassam


Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on September 22, 2013

Like 510. Wonderful photo, well done.

Greetings from Sweden, Leif.

Ehsan1980 on September 22, 2013

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beautiful scenery!

FPG24E on November 12

Beautiful picture. I like.

Greetings.

bassam jayousi on November 12

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes, Bassam


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 11, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by bassam jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/01/28 17:28:51
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 11.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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