Burj Dubai

Topics: United Arab Emirates, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Pages: 1 (343 words) Published: July 24, 2008
The Burj Dubai is a super tall skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The lead architect is Adrian Smith formerly of the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and now partner in the firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Its final height is officially being kept a secret due to competition; however, figures released by a contractor on the project have suggested a height of around 808 metres (2651 feet). Based on this height, the total number of habitable floors is expected to be around 162. However, on the project's official website, an interior graphic of an elevator panel shows floor numbers up to 195. A more recent article by building subcontractor Persian Gulf Extrusions states a final height "over 940 metres" or at least 3084 feet, but this has not yet been confirmed by Emaar.

Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is a giant mall scheduled to be built at 25°11′59.67″N, 55°16′32.96″E in Dubai, UAE, by Emaar properties, as part of the 'New Dubai' project. This mall claims to be the largest mall in the world when completed. It will cover a total area of more than 12 million ft², with 10 - 15 individual smaller malls built inside it, consisting of 9 million ft² of shopping retail space (comprising of a total of more than 1000 stores). Featured attractions include the 850,000 ft² Fashion Island; one of the world's largest aquariums; an Olympic-sized ice skating rink; Oasis Fountain Waterfall; WaterFront Atrium; a view of the (soon to be completed) world's tallest building, Burj Dubai.

The mall is being built by a Joint Venture of Dutco Balfour Beatty and AGCCC for client Emaar Properties and was scheduled to be completed in 2006, claiming to be the size of 50 "international-sized soccer pitches". It is now expected to be completed in 2008. Currently, the largest mall in the world is believed to be the South China Mall in Dungowan, China, spreading over 9.6 million ft².
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