Burj Khalifa is known as the tallest building in the world. Its height is 828 meters (half a mile). The tower pierces the sky like a thin silver needle. Dubai never have clouds, so you can even see the top of the tower. This tower was mainly designed by Adrian Smith and engineer Bill Baker. It is a beautiful and elegant building that rises in a graceful series of silver tubes of different heights. The building looks like a single tower rather than a cluster of towers. It is a great-looking building, and we haven’t seen anything like it before. Here are some amazing facts about Burj Khalifa.
1. In its Y-shaped plan, three wings extend from a central core, like the roots of a tree. This confuses the win. The core stops the wings from twisting. It is built to bend with the wind.
2. The Burj Khalifa is the home to the highest observations deck, elevator, swimming pool, fountain and restaurant in the world. Once at the top, the temperature is 15 degrees cooler than at the base.
3. The tower has an acrophobia inducing elevator. It travels at a speed of 40 miles per hour. It only takes two minutes to reach the observation deck at the top.
4. The Burj Khalif is in the middle of the desert as has to withstand a 120-degree summer heat. The tower is covered with 24,348 cladding panels to beat the summer heat.
Even the critics admit that Burj Khalifa is a stunning piece of architecture. About 90% of the 900 residences have already been sold. So, if you want to own a piece of this outstanding structure, you better hurry!