Burj Khalifa’s Facts:
World's tallest building, 828 meters tall, more than 160 stories , This does not includes antenna, flag poles, but only the architectural
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

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What's Inside, Burj Khalifa:
Level 160 and above: Mechanical
Levels 156 - 159, are for communications and broadcasting
Level 155: Mechanical
Levels 139 - 154: Corporate Suites
Levels 136 - 138: Mechanical
Levels 125 - 135: Corporate Suites
Level 124: “At The Top” Observation deck
Level 123: Sky Lobby
Level 122: Atmosphere Fine dining restaurant
Levels 111 - 121: Corporate Suites
Levels 109 - 110: Mechanical
Levels 77 - 108: Residential, private ultra-luxury Burj Khalifa residences
Level 76: Sky Lobby: Recreational, Jacuzzis, Pool, swimming from inside to the outside balcony
Levels 73 - 75: Mechanical
Levels 44 - 72: Residential, private ultra-luxury Burj Khalifa residences
Level 43: Sky Lobby: Recreational, Jacuzzis, Pool, swimming from inside to the outside balcony
Levels 40 - 42: Mechanical
Levels 38 - 39: Armani 160 guestrooms Hotel
Levels 19 - 37: Armani 144 luxurious one and two bedrooms private residences
Levels 17 - 18: Mechanical
Levels 9 - 16: Armani 144 luxurious one and two bedrooms private residences
Levels 1 - 8: Armani Hotel
Ground floor: Armani Hotel
Concourse: Armani Hotel
Levels B1 - B2: Parking, Mechanical, 3000 underground parking spaces, Valet parking for guests and visitors

More than 1,000 pieces of art from Middle Eastern and international artists adorns Burj Khalifa and the surrounding Emaar Boulevard, incorporate images of Burj Khalifa and the Hymenocallis flower, and much more, and the residential lobby of Burj Khalifa will display the work of Jaume Plensa, featuring 196 bronze and brass alloy cymbals representing the 196 countries of the world

Construction Progress, Timeline:
January 2004: Excavation work began
March 2005: Structure started
June 2006: Reached Level 50
January 2007: Reached Level 100
April 2007: Reached Level 120
July 2007: Reached Level 140
September 2007: Reached Level 150
April 2008: Reached Level 160
January 2009: Construction competed
September 2009: Exterior cladding competed
January 4, 2010: Official opening ceremony of Burj Khalifa

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“AT THE TOP” Burj Khalifa
By the day or night “AT THE TOP” Observation Deck Ticket Information
Ticket Type Ticket Price
Adults (13 years +) , General Admission (Dated & Timed ) AED 100
Immediate Entry Admission AED 400

Children (4-12 years ) General Admission (Dated & Timed) AED 75
Immediate Entry Admission AED 400

Infants ( upto 3 years ) General Admission (Dated & Timed) AED 0
Immediate Entry Admission AED 0

General Admission bookings can be made at the ticket counter at anytime in the lower level of The Dubai Mall
Or online up to thirty days in advance, based on the availability
Immediate Entry tickets are only available at the ticket office at the entrance to “AT THE TOP” in the Dubai Mall

Burj Khalifa visit begins in the reception area on the lower ground level of The Dubai Mall
Begin your vertical ascent to the observation deck in a high-speed elevator
As the doors open, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert and ocean
By night, sparkling lights and stars compete for your attention
Special telescopes provide virtual time-travel visions of the scenes beyond and below
You can walk the entire perimeter for the most comprehensive views
If you wish, adventure outside onto the open-air terrace to enjoy another perspective of the sweeping views below
The “AT THE TOP” Burj Khalifa tour typically last 1 hour, however , you can linger as long as you like before making the return journey to the base of Burj Khalifa

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing A/C
Seven double-story height mechanical floors, distributed around every 30 stories
The mechanical floors house, the electrical sub-stations, water tanks and pumps, air-handling units, etc.
Electrical demand
The tower's peak electrical demand is 36 mW
Water supply system
The Burj Khalifa's water system supplies an average of 946,000 Liters of water per day, through 100 km pipes, 213 km piping serves the fire emergency system, and 34 km piping serves chilled water for the air conditioning system
Air conditioning System
The air conditioning system draws air from the upper floors where the air is cooler and cleaner than on the ground
The exterior temperature at the top of the building is said to be 6 °C cooler than at its base
At the peak cooling times, Burj Khalifa will require about 10,000 tons of cooling, equivalents to that provided by 13,000 tons of melting ice in one day
Hot, humid climate in Dubai, combined with the building's cooling requirements, creates a huge amount of condensation moisture from the air, which is collected by the tower's cooling condensate collection system in the basement car park, provides about 15 million gallons of supplement water per year
This water is then pumped into the site irrigation system for use on the Burj Khalifa Park
Elevators & Lifts
Burj Khalifa have 57 elevators and 8 escalators
Burj Khalifa's Observatory elevators are double deck cabs with a capacity for 12-14 people per cab
Fire safety and speed of evacuation were prime factors in the design of Burj Khalifa
The building service/fireman's elevators have a capacity of 5,500 kg

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The tower is composed of three elements arranged around a central core
The modular, Y-shaped structure, an abstraction of the Hymenocallis flower, with setbacks along each of its three wings provides an inherently stable configuration
The Y-shaped floor plan maximizes views of the Persian Gulf

Wind Tunnel Testing
Over 40 wind tunnel tests were conducted on Burj Khalifa to examine the effects the wind would have on the tower and its occupants
a World War II airplane engine was used for dynamic wind and water testing
At its tallest point, the tower sways a total of 1.5 m

Exterior facade cleaning system
Burj Khalifa have a total of 24,348 windows
It will take 36 workers, three to four months to clean the entire exterior facade
A horizontal track has been installed on the exterior of Burj Khalifa at levels 40 & 73 & 109
Each track holds a 1,500 kg bucket machine which moves horizontally and then vertically using heavy cables
Above level 109, up to tier 27 traditional cradles from davits are used; unmanned machines will clean the top 27 additional tiers and the glass spire.
The cleaning system was developed in Melbourne, Australia at a cost of $8 million

The Park, Burj Khalifa Park
11 hectares (27-acre) park, the landscape design includes:
6 major water features: the main entrance fountain, hotel entrance fountain, residential entrance fountain, the grand water terrace, children's fountain pool and the sculptural fountain
3 distinct areas to serve each of tower's three users: at the hotel entrance, residential entrance & office spaces
The grand terrace features garden spaces, forest grove, palm lined walkways, playing area,
and much more

Structural Elements, Construction Highlights
Burj Khalifa's construction will have used 330,000 m3 of concrete and 39,000 tones of steel rebar
More than 45,000 m3 of concrete, weighing more than 110,000 tones were used to construct the concrete and steel foundation, which features 192 piles buried more than 50 m deep
The total weight of aluminum used on Burj Khalifa is equivalent to that of five A380 aircraft and the total length of stainless steel bull nose fins is 293 times the height of Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Construction have taken 22 million man-hours

Foundation mat, is 3.7 meters thick, and was constructed in four separate pours totaling 12,500 cubic meters of concrete. The 1.5 meter diameter x 43 meter long piles represent the largest and longest piles conventionally available in the region
Exterior Cladding
Is comprised of reflective glazing with aluminum and textured stainless steel spandrel panels and stainless steel vertical tubular fins. Close to 26,000 glass panels, each individually hand-cut, were used in the exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa
Over 300 cladding specialists from China were brought in for the cladding work on the tower

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Designed by:
Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, with Adrian Smith FAIA, RIBA, consulting design Partner
The interior design of Burj Khalifa public areas was also done by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, and was led by Nada Andric
It features glass, stainless steel and polished dark stones, together with silver travertine flooring, Venetian stucco walls, handmade rugs and stone flooring.
Fountain system was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas
Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50 colored projectors, it is 275 m long and shoots water 150 m into the air, accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music, for US$217 million

The Park of Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa 11 hectares (27-acre) park, designed by landscape architects SWA Group
The design of the park is also inspired by the core design concepts of Burj Khalifa which is based on the symmetries of the desert flower, Hymenocallis
Construction Team
World's tallest building, an example of international cooperation between more than 30 on-site contracting companies from nations more than 100 nationalities
At the peak of construction, over 12,000 workers and contractors were on site everyday
The tower was constructed by South Korean company, Samsung Engineering & Construction, which also did work on the Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101
Samsung Engineering & Construction built the tower in a joint venture with Besix from Belgium and Arabtec from UAE. Turner is the Project Manager on the main construction contract

Official opening ceremony of Burj Khalifa
The ceremony featured a display of 10,000 fireworks, light beams, sound, and water effects, projected on and around the tower
The event began with a short film which depicted the story of Dubai and the evolution of Burj Khalifa
The show was divided into three Portions
The first part was primarily a light and sound show, and was coordinated with the Dubai Fountain and pyrotechnics
The second portion, called “Heart Beat”, represented the construction of the tower in a dynamic light show with the help of 300 projectors which generated a shadow-like image of the tower
In the third portion, sky tracers and space cannons enveloped the tower in a halo of white light, which expanded as the lighting rig on the spire activated
The ceremony was relayed live on a giant screen on Burj Park Island, as well as several television screens placed across the Downtown Dubai development
6,000 guests were invited to the ceremony
Official opening ceremony of Burj Khalifa
The celebratory lighting was designed by UK lighting designers Speirs and Major
Using 868 powerful stroboscope lights, integrated into the facade and spire of the tower
different lighting sequences were choreographed, together with more than 50 different combinations of the other effects

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