The tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa Tower
828m tall tower is Burj-Khalifa (Burj Khalifa), the original name of which is Burj Dubai. This structure is in the form of a stalagmite, located between the sea and the desert, the highest on the planet. The previous record of 553.33m belonged to CN Tower from 1976 to 2007 – the symbol of Toronto.
The construction of the Dubai Tower began in 2004, a few years after the announcement by the Sheikh of the Emirate of Dubai of the intention to build the world’s tallest skyscraper. The construction of the Burj-Khalifa tower was carried out according to the principle of “vertical city” for 6 years by the South Korean company Samsung Engineering.
The completion of the ambitious project coincided with the international financial and economic crisis, the necessary support for the completion of the work was provided by the Sheikh of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in whose honor the skyscraper was renamed the Burj-Khalifa Tower. The grand opening of the Burj-Khalifa tower took place in January 2010 and totaled about 2 billion visitors.
The total area of the 162 floors of the skyscraper’s premises includes 1 million m2. The last residential floor is located at an altitude of 584 m, further – a steel spire with a height of 244 m, accommodating an antenna and communication equipment. Burj-Khalifa Tower is equipped with 65 of the fastest double-decker elevators in the world, their speed of movement is 18 m / s.
A 61-meter-high wind turbine and an array of solar panels occupying 15,000 m2 provide the skyscraper with electricity around the clock. A convection system is provided for air conditioning; the temperature is maintained at 18 ° C through the use of sea water and cooling underground modules.
Burj-Khalifa Tower is officially recognized as the tallest building in the history of mankind and is designed to stay 35 thousand people at a time.