Prof. Sylvia M. Basilio
Austria, John Mark
De Ocampo, Gerald
Meer, Sarah Jane R.
Ponio, Kyle David
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Claiming as the Tallest Structure in the World
Breaking other World’s Record
Location and its Environment
Part of Downtown Dubai
Evolution, Timeline and Construction Progress
Architecture and Design
Structure and Features
Project Costs and Pricing
People behind the Shadow of Burj Khalifa
BURJ KHALIFA: THE WORLD’S TALLEST BUILDING
1. What Is Burj Khalifa?
FIGURE 1: BURJ KHALIFA OF DUBAI
People around the world have always been amused by seeing architectural brilliance. As times gone by architectural development have gone up leaps, bounces and progresses. So looking at a glance for architectural brilliance round the world, Burj Khalifa stands over the rest. It is the tallest man-made structure now. World's tallest building. A living wonder. Stunning work of art. Incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa is unique. It is more than just the world's tallest building; Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dynamic and prosperous Middle East.
Burj Khalifa is the pride and the center of tourism in Dubai. The beauty and elegance of design is incomparable to any skyscraper ever built. Burj Khalifa will hold its title for a long time because of mind-blowing engineering and heartwarming design.
Burj Khalifa or Burj Dubai is the flower of downtown Dubai. It stands as a monument of power and success of how rich the country is. Living in such a wonderful place like the Burj Khalifa is a dream, it is a great experience to stand near the world’s tallest structure and it is a pleasure to have neck cramps by staring how tall it is.
Now that it is clear that Burj Khalifa is an engineering marvel defies the imagination and expectations of many people through its eye-catching form and mind-boggling process how it is made and the idea of the people behind the construction of it.
1.1 Burj Khalifa: Claiming as the Tallest Structure in the World
You wonder how tall the Burj Khalifa is? Its height is over 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) and has more than 160 stories. It is equivalent to 388 Yao Mings, 2 ½ Eiffel Towers and 247 full grown African elephants. But how it is considered as the tallest structure ever? Find out the basis of how it is claimed to be the world’s tallest structure through the following guidelines. Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories. FIGURE 2: COMPARISON BETWEEN BURJ KHALIFA AND OTHER WORLD’S TALL STRUCTURE
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building. This includes spires, but does not include antennae, signage, flagpoles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely used and is used to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rankings of the Tallest Buildings in the World. Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest continually occupied floor within the...