Topics: Burj Khalifa, CN Tower, Willis Tower Pages: 3 (782 words) Published: October 13, 2013
General Purpose: To Inform

Topic: To discuss the Burj Al Khalifa’s architectural structure and the construction of the building.

Statement of Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the Burj Al Khalifa’s architectural structure and the construction of the building.

Thesis Statement: The Burj al Khalifa, the world’s tallest single-standing structure, is the most carefully designed and constructed architecture piece in the world.

I. Introduction
A. Being Chicagoans, we find the Willis Tower to be the largest building of the Chicago Skyline; now imagine if you lived in Dubai, the Burj Al Khalifa is almost 1.5 times the height of that! B. The Burj Al Khalifa

C. The buildings architectural structure has not only attracted large crowds of tourist to visit Dubai but it also has attracted individuals and entrepreneurs to invest their money to purchase apartments and commercial offices in the world’s largest single standing structure. D. Establish Credibility

D.1. I used databases to find details about how the Burj Al Khalifa was built and how the construction was done. D.2. I have talked to people who have visited the building as well as watched documentaries and read articles on the building. E. Today, we are going to discuss how the Burj Al Khalifa is designed, built, and the constructional stability of the building. II. Body

A. Key Point 1
A.1. The Burj Al Khalifa was architecturally designed in 2003 to be the tallest single standing structure in the world. (“The Tower”) A.2. The building was designed to be 2,717 feet (830 m.) tall with 160 floors. A.2.a. The architects designed this building for it not to be just the tallest building in the world but for it to have the most floors too. A.2.b. They designed this building to top the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, which is 1,815 feet (553m.) with 147 floors, now the second tallest single-standing structure in the world. A.3. At 5,000,000 square feet, the Burj Khalifa stands as...

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