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 22, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Guizel J.c on August 22, 2012

Dear friend BASSAM

Wonderful shot,the greatest,lighthouse in the World

YS & LIKE

Cheers to you.J.C

Buts Yuri on August 22, 2012

Very nice perspective, LIKE 91 !! Best wishes, Yuri.

ižďo on August 22, 2012

Fantastické.LIKE 92.Zdravím Vlado

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Mojzer László on August 22, 2012

Hi Bassam! Thank you very much. It's a beautiful picture. Greetings: Laci LIKE

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

Manol Manoman on August 22, 2012

Very fine composition! like!

Best regards ,Manol

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


**Melinda❧** on August 22, 2012

Very nice lights!

lIKE!

Best wishes,Melinda

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


kerid. on August 22, 2012

Very nicely captured like a highlight. Greetings Keri.

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

Giannis Korilis on August 22, 2012

Very nice capture! and view !fantastic picture! Greetings...L+F...pappous

Bassam Jayousi on August 22, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, 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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