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Burj Khalifa
برج خليفة
Record hicht
Hie-est in the warld syne 2010[I]
Whit cam aforeTaipei 101
General information
LocationDubai, Unitit Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°11′49.7″N 55°16′26.8″E / 25.197139°N 55.274111°E / 25.197139; 55.274111Coordinates: 25°11′49.7″N 55°16′26.8″E / 25.197139°N 55.274111°E / 25.197139; 55.274111
Biggin stairtitJanuar 2004
Openin4 Januar 2010[1]
CostUSD $ 1.5 billion[2]
Airchitectural828 m (2,717 ft)[3]
Tip829.8 m (2,722 ft)[3]
Ruif828 m (2,717 ft)[3]
Observatory452.1 m (1,483 ft)[3]
Technical details
Fluir coont163 floors[3][4]
plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire[5]
an 2 parkin levels in the basement
Fluir aurie309,473 m2 (3,331,100 sq ft)[3]
Design an construction
AirchitectAdrian Smith at SOM
DeveloperEmaar Properties[3]
Structural ingineerBill Baker at SOM[6]
Main contractorSamsung Engineering an
Construction Company
Besix an Arabtec
Superveesion Consultant Engineer &
Airchitect o Record Hyder Consulting
Construction Project Manager
Turner Construction
Plannin Bauer AG an
Middle East Foondations[7]
Lift contractor Otis[7]
VT consultant Lerch Bates[7]

Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة‎, "Khalifa touer"), kent as Burj Dubai prior tae its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, Unitit Arab Emirates, an is the tallest man-made structur in the warld, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).[3][8]

Construction began on 21 September 2004, wi the exterior o the structur completit on 1 October 2009. The biggin offeecially opened on 4 Januar 2010,[1][9] an is pairt o the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development cried Dountoun Dubai at the 'First Interchynge' alang Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business destrict. The touer's airchitecture an engineering wur performed bi Skidmore, Owings an Merrill o Chicago, wi Adrian Smith as chief airchitect, an Bill Baker as chief structural engineer.[10][11] The primary contractor wis Samsung C&T o Sooth Korea.[12]

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  3. a b c d e f g h i "Burj Khalifa - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived frae the original on 20 Mairch 2014. Retrieved 22 Apryle 2013.
  4. Baldwin, Derek (1 Mey 2008). "No more habitable floors to Burj Dubai". Gulfnews. Retrieved 7 Januar 2010.
  5. "The Burj Khalifa". Glass, Steel and Stone. Archived frae the original on 3 Januar 2010. Retrieved 8 Januar 2010.
  6. Blum, Andrew (27 November 2007). "Engineer Bill Baker Is the King of Superstable 150-Story Structures". Wired. Archived frae the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 11 Mairch 2008.
  7. a b c d "Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower) and Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates". designbuild-network.com. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2009.
  8. Bianchi, Stefania (4 Januar 2010). "World's Tallest Skyscraper Opens in Dubai". Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Retrieved 4 Januar 2010. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  9. "World's tallest building opens in Dubai". BBC News. 4 Januar 2010. Retrieved 4 Januar 2010.
  10. "Burj Dubai reaches a record high". Emaar Properties. 21 Julie 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  11. Keegan, Edward (15 October 2006). "Adrian Smith Leaves SOM, Longtime Skidmore partner bucks retirement to start new firm". ArchitectOnline. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2009.
  12. "Burj Dubai, Dubai – SkyscraperPage.com". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2009.