Burj Khalifa - Dubai ....{by Bassam}

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

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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Patricia pato on August 20, 2012

Hola,espectacular imagen del Burj Khalifa!!* LIKE!!* Saludos-Patricia

jknaus on August 20, 2012

Brilliant light - like a crown for the picture! I wish you a great start of a new week, Greetings from Finland YSL Joni

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

Ilaxa[RUS], thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+Fav.

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Veniamin Manuylov on August 20, 2012

Great shot, beautiful composition, excellent sun. Like. Best regards from Russia, Veniamin.

Arolldo Costa Olivei… on August 20, 2012

Bela foto!!! L

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Voar Alto on August 20, 2012

Beautiful building & crown.LK: Greetings,Eduardo.

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

João Paulo Coutinho on August 20, 2012

Bela foto.LIKE

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

BernardJ47 on August 20, 2012

Like7. Piękna kompozycja. Mocne światło. Pozdrawia Bernard

Ana Maria Scarpellin… on August 20, 2012

Excelente tiragem,bela foto ~Bassam.

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Aucassin on August 20, 2012

Phantastic building & photo, LIKE! Greetings from Hungary: Aucassin

kurt Oblak on August 20, 2012

Wunderschöner Blickfang,Like 9,danke für Deinen Besuch meiner Galerie,liebe Grüße KURT

sergioRmatte (°≥ on August 20, 2012

~Bassam

-------------------- ><LK 2>

Bela foto contra-luz

Abraços.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 20, 2012
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    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/08/19 12:16:20
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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