Facts About Burj Khalifa You Should Know



  1. The Burj Khalifa stances at 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) tall, rising over Dubai. It’s nearly twice as high as the Empire State Building and three times as high as the Eiffel Tower. Laid end to end, it sections stretch over a quarter of the way round the world.
  2. Apart from being the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa has six other World Records:
  • Highest number of stories in the world,
  • Tallest freestanding structure in the world,
  • Highest outdoor observation deck in the world,
  • Highest occupied floor in the world,
  • Tallest service elevator in the world, and
  • Elevator with longest travel distance in the world.
  1. The total load of aluminum used on Burj Khalifa is comparable to that of five A380 aircraft. The mass of the concrete is the same to 100,000 elephants.
  2. Each year 15 million gallons of water are collected sustainably.
  3. It has the lengthiest single running elevator, with 140 levels. The elevators are among the fastest in the world and go 10 meters per second.
  4. The peak of the sphere of the Burj Khalifa can be seen up to 95 kms far.
  5. 12,000 workers were employed on the building per day, at the peak of construction.
  6. It took more than 22 million man-hours, 110,000 tons of concrete, and 55,000 tons of steel rebar to complete the giant building.
  7. Excavation began in January 2004. The Burj Khalifa finally opened in January 2010, six years later.
  8. Burj Khalifa is intended to bear a resemblance to the Hymenocallis flower; the central core appears at the top and concludes in a sculpted spire.

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