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

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Потрясающий кадр!LIKE!С уважением,Николай

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Dominique andré on August 21, 2012

Bel effet de lumière, j'aime, Amitiés, Daumy

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Ondřej Havelka on August 21, 2012

glory sunshine, lovely dear friend, like74 :-)

zaro1965 on August 21, 2012

Impressive view of Burj Khalifa, Like75!

Friendly greetings from Bulgaria, Zaro

AJ30 on August 21, 2012

Great composition, Bassam, with the sunshine on top of this amazing skyscraper, I really like it. Best wishes.

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

AJ30, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

I am happy to see you in my gallery, again!

Best wishes, Bassam


Slavа on August 21, 2012

Very nice composition, I Like it!

Best wishes, Slava

Bassam Jayousi on August 21, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Eliton Sloma on August 21, 2012

Maravilhosa foto

Like+Fav

Abraço Eliton

ELIDA on August 21, 2012

Admirable, gran captura!!! LK+FAV Afectuosamente, Elida.

Alex Rivera (PHOTO) on August 21, 2012

LIKE 85, even if the exposure is not the best, you have got an excelente idea,:the sun just on the top of the building gives a sort of divine image.Greetings, Alex

bankavatrs on August 22, 2012

Hi bassam, beautiful composition LIKE 86

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on August 22, 2012

Very impressíve view !

LIKE

My friendly greeting,Natuska

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

Eliton, 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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