Wednesday, September 19, 2007

highest in the world

Posted by Kero at Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Every morning, i see the top of the city's soon to be landmark rising higher and higher. So it was hardly a surprise that Dubai owned the tallest self-supporting structure in the world last week. The building is called Burj Dubai. In Arabic, "Burj" means tower.

About a month ago, this project also hit the local newspapers for being the tallest high-rise building in the world. Of course, some countries like Bahrain and China are up to the competition so that the official height remains secret. The total height of 880 meters is subject to change for Dubai to be ahead of the game. However we have been given picture of how the building will look like when it is finished. Like this:

Nice to know facts about the Burj Dubai:

  • Burj Dubai will become the world's tallest building, along with the world's tallest man-made structure when it is completed.
  • The triple-lobed footprint of the building is based on an abstracted desert flower native to the region.
  • The tower will be situated on a man-made lake which is designed to wrap around the tower and to provide dramatic views of it.
  • Engineers working on the design considered installing triple-decker elevators, which would have been the first in the world. The realized building will use double-decker elevators.
  • The top of the building will contain a public observation deck and a private club above that.
  • The highest residential floor will be level 109.
  • An observation deck will occupy the 124th floor
  • This is the first world's tallest building since prehistoric times to include residential space.

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