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 (235)

Pepino on August 20, 2012

like 11 for this excelent shot, best wishes from Slovakia, Pepino

Kisné Nagy Rózsa on August 20, 2012

Beautiful, monumental! Hello from Budapest Rose.L+F

Rade1951 on August 20, 2012

Marvelous building. Excellent shot. LIKE(Big one)

Sylvain Pichette on August 20, 2012

Beautiful shot with this high tower and the light.

LIKE

Greetings from Louiseville, MonPiche

Milan Stojanović on August 20, 2012

Excellent shot,Bassam!

L+F

Best wishes,Stoja

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


stedinger85 on August 20, 2012

Good idea, Bassam!

Looks as if the Burj Khalifa would never end - Like17 for this fantastic effect.

Greetings Gerhard

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Aquielrafa on August 20, 2012

tocó el cielo....

~Nomad~ on August 20, 2012

nice shot!

LIKE

sonjabgd on August 20, 2012

Very good image.

LIKE

Greetings

Bassam Jayousi on August 20, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


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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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