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)

İ.Yaşartekin on August 27, 2012

Very nice photo. YSL

Best wishes. İSMAİL

Mauro Bricchetti on August 27, 2012

I like Dubai very very much

greetings from Italy

Mauro

Bassam Jayousi on August 27, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 27, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


acusticalennon on August 27, 2012

Espectacular, Like+Fav, saludos cordiales

Bassam Jayousi on August 27, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

sergey._s on August 28, 2012

The magnificent building, and beautiful photos! Like! Best wishes!

Bassam Jayousi on August 29, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

Tomber on August 29, 2012

Schön in Szene gesetzt, ~Bassam. L&F für diesen imposanten Wolkenkratzer. VLG von TOMBER.

Bassam Jayousi on August 30, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

►BOGDAN◄ on August 30, 2012

Nicely composed photo. LIKE 151.

Kind Regards.

Bogdan

Bassam Jayousi on August 30, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 30, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on August 31, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Anonimus82 on September 4, 2012

nice L

Ivo Kompletti on September 13, 2012

Babylon oder Dubai?

erki12 on October 10, 2012

A clever and creative way to picture a very tall building. Like!

Bassam Jayousi on November 29, 2012

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Vinay Kumar on August 12, 2013

Beautiful shot Bassam, you have a beautiful gallery. LIke

Bassam Jayousi on August 13, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Greetings, 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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