World's Tallest Building Opens in Dubai


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World's Tallest Building Opens in Dubai

The Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, opens on Monday in the United Arab Emirates after five years of construction with a formal ceremony opening the Armani Hotel. Emaar, the largest real estate developer in the Middle East, placed the order to build the skyscraper, which was handled by the construction arm of Samsung C&T Corporation.

Emaar has kept the exact height of the Burj Dubai a secret, other than that it is more than 800 m and 160 stories tall. But it is certain that the skyscraper will surpass Taiwan's Taipei 101 (101 stories, 508 m) to become the world's tallest building.

The total cost of construction was around US$20 billion. Samsung said Emaar is not directly connected to Dubai World's debt problems and that there will be no problems in collecting the construction fees.

Dubai Burj ((Tower))???

What does the tower signify?

Architect: Adrian Smith (SOM).
Construction : 2004-30.12.2008
Construction Company: Samsung E&C.
Cost : $8 billion compared to Petronas Tower 1.6 billion back in 1998.
Design company: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM).
Elevators : 66 double deckers moving at the speed of 18m/s (40mph), making it the worlds fastest.
Facade: Ferroconcrete, steel-frame.
Floors : 110*
Foundation: Concrete with 55 m(84 ft)tall piles attached into the ground.
Frame: Reflecting glazing to cool and save energy.
Gross Floor Space: 314,000 m² (3,378,137.6 sqft).
Height : 705 m (2,313 ft)*.
Observation deck: Indoor and outdoor at the 124 th floor, 34 floors abow the current leader Taipei 101.
Project size: 190 hectares including artificial lake and downtown Dubai.