On January 4, 2010 in Dubai, the official opening ceremony of the tallest building on Earth, the 828-meter giant skyscraper Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai, took place.
The construction of this unprecedented construction began in 2004. On the 39 lower floors of the building is the world's first hotel under the Armani brand. 144 company residences from Giorgio Armani, occupy from the 9th to the 16th floor and are already inhabited. Above - up to the 108th floor inclusive are 900 luxurious apartments. All subsequent floors - up to 154 are given for offices and corporate suites, which are world high-altitude champions. In 2014, the skyscraper opened a new observation deck At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY at an altitude of 555 meters above the ground. She became the highest located in the world. At the same time, the At The Top platform on the 124th floor continues to function. In clear weather, the viewing range from the observation deck is 80 km. On the 125th floor, the highest restaurant in the world, Atmosphere. The Burj Khalifa Tower has 160 floors in total, and the interior decoration of Burj Khalifa uses natural wood, polished dark stone, silver travertine for floors and Venetian stucco for walls, as well as handmade carpets. For interior decoration in a skyscraper posted more than 1000 works of art by local and foreign artists.
- During peak hours, the Burj Khalifa air conditioning system consumes 10 THOUSANDS of chilled water per hour, which is equivalent to the cold given off when 10 thousand tons of ice is thawed in one day.
- The Burj Khalifa water supply system supplies an average of 946 THOUSAND LITERS of water per day.
- The peak electricity consumption of Burj Khalifa is 36 MVA, which is equivalent to 360 thousand 100-watt light bulbs, included at the same time.
- When cooling hot and humid outdoor air in the Burj Khalifa air conditioning system, condensation forms which is used to irrigate green spaces in the surrounding area. This allows us to save about 67.5 MILLION LITERS of water annually, which is equivalent to the volume of about 20 Olympic pools.
- The two-story elevators for lifting to the observation platform Burj Khalifa, located on the 124th floor, are the fastest in the world; they provide 42 people at once to a height of about 600 m with an average speed of 10 M / S and a maximum speed of 18 m / s.
- When calculating the fire safety of Burj Khalifa, it was assumed that the building can simultaneously contain up to 35 THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, the full evacuation of which should take no more than 32 MIN.
- For the construction of Burj Khalifa, about 230 THOUSAND M³ of concrete was used (not including the foundation), which is equivalent to the volume of a monolithic concrete cube measuring 61x61x61 M. For comparison, "only" 40.5 THOUSAND M³ of concrete were spent on the construction of CN Tower .
- The outer surface of Burj Khalifa, 75% glass, has an area of approximately 111,500 m², which is equivalent to 17 football fields.
- For the construction of Burj Khalifa was used about 31.4 thousand tons of steel reinforcement (not including the foundation).
- If this armature is laid in length, it will cover more than a quarter of the distance around the globe. For comparison, the creation of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris took 7.3 thousand tons of steel.
- In normal use, it will take 3-4 MONTHS to wash all the windows of Burj Khalifa outside.