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Burj Khalifa
برج خليفة
Record hicht
Tawest in the warld syne 2010[I]
Preceded bi Taipei 101
General information
Status Complete
Location Dubai, Unitit Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°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
Construction stairtit Januar 2004
Completit 2010
Openin 4 Januar 2010[1]
Cost USD $ 1.5 billion[2]
Hicht
Airchitectural 828 m (2,717 ft)[3]
Tip 829.8 m (2,722 ft)[3]
Ruif 828 m (2,717 ft)[3]
Observatory 452.1 m (1,483 ft)[3]
Technical details
Fluir coont 163 floors[3][4]
plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire[5]
an 2 parkin levels in the basement
Fluir aurie 309,473 m2 (3,331,100 sq ft)[3]
Design an construction
Airchitect Adrian Smith at SOM
Developer Emaar Properties[3]
Structural ingineer Bill Baker at SOM[6]
Main contractor Samsung Engineering an
Construction Company
,
Besix an Arabtec
Superveesion Consultant Engineer &
Airchitect o Record Hyder Consulting
Construction Project Manager
Turner Construction
Grocon[7]
Plannin Bauer AG an
Middle East Foondations[7]
Lift contractor Otis[7]
VT consultant Lerch Bates[7]
Wabsteid
www.burjkhalifa.ae

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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 "Burj Khalifa - The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. 
  4. Baldwin, Derek (1 May 2008). "No more habitable floors to Burj Dubai". Gulfnews. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
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  6. Blum, Andrew (27 November 2007). "Engineer Bill Baker Is the King of Superstable 150-Story Structures". Wired. Archived frae the oreeginal on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2008. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower) and Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates". designbuild-network.com. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  8. Bianchi, Stefania (4 January 2010). "World's Tallest Skyscraper Opens in Dubai". Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Retrieved 4 January 2010.  Unkent parameter |coauthors= ignored (help)
  9. "World's tallest building opens in Dubai". BBC News. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  10. "Burj Dubai reaches a record high". Emaar Properties. 21 July 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 March 2009. 
  12. "Burj Dubai, Dubai – SkyscraperPage.com". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 23 March 2009.