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

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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 (239)

Mircea_RAICU on August 25, 2012

Really nice image , looks great !
LIKE
Best wishes , Mircea R.

Antoni F. on August 25, 2012

unique building! LK

Səməd on August 25, 2012

Impressive! I liked.

Bassam Jayousi on August 25, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 25, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 25, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 25, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Carlos Kist on August 25, 2012

Hello friend Bassam, wonderful capture and nice view, Like 135 + YS 63.Best wishes from Brazil.Carlos

Bassam Jayousi on August 25, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

brigittemeyer on August 25, 2012

A very romantic picture of an impressive building
...big like ...
Greetings to Dubai
Brigitte

Bassam Jayousi on August 25, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

AdmuS on August 26, 2012

Good at playing with light composition.

LIKE

Best wishes from Germany,Adrian

Bassam Jayousi on August 26, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

Faris Al Orfali on August 26, 2012

L 140 ... F 66


وجهة الشمس وجهتنا

والان الى اين سيكون طريقهم ؟

بناء شامخ كشموخهم .. فهذا حقهم

تحياتي

Bassam Jayousi on August 26, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Timo's2 on August 27, 2012

Quite an unbelievable construction... Like, Timo

Bassam Jayousi on August 27, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

Jawed Hasan on August 27, 2012

Great shot
L+F
greetings, Jawed

Bassam Jayousi on August 27, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

Ismail Yaşartekin on August 27, 2012

Very nice photo. YSL

Best wishes. İSMAİL

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 20, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    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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