Burj Khalifa Facts
The TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a world-class destination and the magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai, Dubai's new urban masterpiece. The world's tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options.
Burj Khalifa "Khalifa Tower" is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest man-made structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). Burj Khalifa Construction began on January 2004. and the opening January 2010.
Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.
The External cladding system is designed to withstand Dubai's extreme summer temperatures, and consists of reflective glazing, and aluminium and textured stainless steel spandrel panels. The architectural glass provides solar and thermal performance as well as an anti-glare shield for the intense desert sun, extreme desert temperatures and strong winds.
At the Top observation deck
An outdoor observation deck, named At the Top, opened on January 2010 on the 124th floor. it was the highest observation deck in the world and the highest outdoor observation deck in the world when it opened. Although it was surpassed in December 2011 by Cloud Top 488 on the Canton Tower at 488 m. Burj Khalifa opened the 148th floor SKY level at 555 m , once again giving it the highest observation deck in the world on October 2014.
The 124th floor observation deck also features the electronic telescope, which allows visitors to view the surrounding landscape in real-time, and to view previously saved images such as those taken at different times of day or under different weather conditions.
The opening ceremony of Burj Khalifa
The opening of Burj Khalifa was held on January 2010. The ceremony featured a display of 10,000 fireworks, light beams projected on and around the tower, and further sound, light and water effects.
Fireworks displays of Burj Khalifa
2010–2011, fireworks accompanied by lasers and lights were displayed from the Burj Khalifa, making it the highest New Year fireworks display in the world. The theme of the 2011 New Year fireworks was the "New Year Gala", a tribute to the spirit of Dubai, which is home to over 200 nationalities. The display also marked the first anniversary of Burj Khalifa.
2011–2012, Burj Khalifa was fully illuminated in white, red and green colors, drawing on the colors of the UAE national flag, through the fireworks display. The celebrations were also a salute to the nation.
2012–2013, the fireworks display on Burj Khalifa, in a blaze of light and color, the fireworks engulfed the tower, synchronized and choreographed to a live performance by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
2013–2014, the Burj Khalifa and surrounding areas were the site of a record-breaking fireworks display as part of the UAE's New Year celebrations, with a reported 400,000 fireworks being set off continuously for six minutes.
2014–2015, the Burj Khalifa was illuminated by a 828 m custom build LED facade which was installed on the building where light shows were displayed followed by the fireworks.
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