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 (572)

Impresionantes edificaciones!! like 554 + + favorite 238

philippe salgarolo on May 10, 2014

like 555 +fav 240 Bassam !

photo magnifique

amitié de Varsovie

Philippe

Itallica II on May 11, 2014

very nice shot

Majka44 on May 11, 2014

Excellent photo!

LIKE 557+YS 241

Greetings, Majka

Bassam Jayousi on May 11, 2014

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Jens ||NO VIEWS|| Ge… on May 11, 2014

Breathtaking!! LIKE Best wishes ... Jens

一袭清风漫步云端 on May 12, 2014

富有想象力的建筑

Filip Jurovatý on May 12, 2014

nice shot.

LIKE

Friendly greetings from Slovakia, Filip.

sogesehen on May 12, 2014

super ysl M

Luisa Gila Merino on May 14, 2014

GRAN FOTOGRAFÍA.

LK + FV

Saludos cordiales, Luisa.

castroleo on August 10

Burj (Babel) Kalifa. Impresionante maravilla hecha por el hombre. Iluminación inmejorable, felicidades.

Bassam Jayousi on August 12

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

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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