Burj Khalifah - Dubai

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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 (118)

BritPlom on May 23, 2012

Superb photo!

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greetings, François

Elso Zanoletti on May 24, 2012

Like Elso

Bassam Jayousi on May 24, 2012

Francois, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+Fav.

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on May 24, 2012

Elso, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam

LeoW on May 30, 2012

a very elegant shot, liked

best wishes, Leo

Bassam Jayousi on May 31, 2012

Leo, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam

Nadia Kushnir on May 31, 2012

Very nice! LIKE to ALL photos!

Bassam Jayousi on June 1, 2012

Nadia, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam

Norbert “bergfreund2… on June 7, 2012

Super Foto !Like107!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Norbert

Bassam Jayousi on June 7, 2012

Norbert, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam

Like for this marvelous photo dear friend!!!!!!!!

Bassam Jayousi on August 24, 2012

Nikos, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam

nunila77 on February 5, 2013

Admirable torre alta. LIKE. Saludos desde Madrid

Bassam Jayousi on February 5, 2013

nunila77, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Dan Harvell on April 21, 2013

A true marvel of engineering... and very nicely photographed.

BIG DADDY CLICK on May 4

Monströses und vollkommen krasses Bauwerk. F and L, Big Daddy

bayernengel on May 8

tolles Bild ♥ like. ♥
Liebe ♥ Grüße sendet dir, der bayernengel.

Bassam Jayousi on May 9

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
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    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/01/28 17:10:25
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 9.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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