Burj Khalifa

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  • Contents Introduction Why Burj Dubai becomes Burj Khallifa?? Idea behind Architecture Facts and figures
  • Introduction Burj khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai,united Arab Emirates. Currently the tallest manmade structure in the world. Construction has taken 22 million man-hours.
  • Why Burj Dubai becomes Burj Khallifa?? Burj Dubai was officially renamed by Dubais ruler as the Burj Khalifa named after the UAE president Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed.
  • Idea behind Reportedly based on Government decision to diversity from oil based economy to service and tourism oriented.
  • ARCHITECTURE The concept of desert flower Hymenocallis has been adopted in architectural design.
  • Burj Khalifa Construction team Burj Khalifa was truly an international collaboration between more than 30 on-site contracting companies from nations around the world. At the peak of construction, over 12,000 workers and constructors were on site every day, representing more than 100 nationalities. Workers include mostly Indian,Pakistani and Srilankan
  • Structural System to resist the wind force Tall building usually has to resist large wind force The Y shaped structure of Burj Khalifa reduces the wind force in the building. Y-shape plan keeps the structure simple and helps in faster construction.
  • Facts and Figures Former names: Burj Dubai Preceded by: Taipei 101 Location : Dubai, United Arab Emirates Construction started: January 2004 Construction ended : 2010 Opening: 4 January 2010 Cost : USD $ 1.5 billion Building with most floors: 160
  • Contd. Height Antenna spire : 829.84 m (2,723 ft) Roof : 828 m (2,717 ft) Top floor : 621.3 m (2,038 ft) Architect : Adrian Smith Developer : Emaar Properties Structural engineer : Bill Baker
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