Burj Khalifa, the tallest man made wonder. Here is all about it
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Location - Dubai, UAE Developer - Emaar Properties Contractors - Samsung C & T, ArabTec & BESIX Project Cost - $1.5 Billion Duration - Jan. 2004 to Jan 2010 Height - 828m
- 192 bored piles of 50m depth and 1.5m diameter - 3.5m thick raft foundation with cathodic protection system underneath - Concrete 12,500cum
- Residential Space 1.85 mill. sft - Office Space - 300,000 sft - More than 160 floors - 4 pools and 2 observation decks
"Burj Khalifa consumed 330,000cum concrete, 39,000MT of steel reinforcement & 15,500sqm of embossed stainless steel"
"57 elevators with speed of 10m/s and 8 escalator are installed in Burj Khalifa. Elevator has the capacity of 12 pax"
"Three of world's tallest cranes with self jacking system were installed on Burj Khalifa. Each one with capacity of 25Ton"
"External cladding of Burj Khalifa consists of 103,000sqm of hand-cut reflective glass panels along with aluminum and textured stainless steel panels".
"Water supply for Burj Khalifa is 96,000ltr/day. All the MEP equipment are installed on mechanical floors located at every 30th floor."
-Tallest Skyscraper -Highest night club and restaurant -Highest occupied floor in the world -Highest outdoor observation -World's longest travel distance elevators & tallest service elevator