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 (240)

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Boby - ilovefoto on August 21, 2012

WOW! So high! Amazing photo! Like

Have a nice day! Boby

Ángel González Quesa… on August 21, 2012

Hola amigo Bassam, excelente fotografía. Like y favorita.

Agradecido por la visita y agradable comentario a mis fotos.

Saludos y mis mejores deseos desde Mallorca, Ángel.

Pom' on August 21, 2012

YsL 27/62 ~ vale ~ pom'

Oleg Timofeev on August 21, 2012

Fantastic effect!!! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

Magda M on August 21, 2012

Wspaniała perspektywa ,świetne zdjęcie ;D

papavero allegro on August 21, 2012

very beautiful..... like! Ciao Francesca

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

janamare26 on August 21, 2012

Great shot.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

PhotoPhotis on August 21, 2012

The highest building in the world...so far

like

Greetings Photis

Hoschiefoto on August 21, 2012

nice picture !! !! :o) L+F

5VIKT on August 21, 2012

Very nice poto ! Like !

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

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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