The Burj Khalifa skyscraper - a symbol of the new business center in the Downtown Burj Dubai - is the tallest building in the world.
Burj Khalifa is the result of a joint creation of the American architect Adrian Smith and the construction division of Samsung - Samsung Engineering, which built the record holders of its time - Taipei 101 and Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
The skyscraper was originally called Burj Dubai, but it was renamed Burj Khalifa, in honor of Prince Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the second President of the UAE.
The height of the tallest building together with spire/antenna it is 828 m with 162 floors. The Burj Khalifa's exterior, 75% glass, covers an area of approximately 111,500 square meters. m, which is equivalent to the area of 17 football fields.
With such a grandiose size, the fire system of the building is designed in such a way that all its inhabitants can be evacuated in no more than 32 minutes.
In addition to the title of “The Tallest Building in the World”, the Burj Tower -Khalifa holds several other world records. The highest swimming pool in the world is located here on the 76th floor, and the tallest mosque in the world is located on the 158th floor. The highest observation deck is located at the height of the 124th floor. In clear weather, the viewing range from the observation deck is 80 km.
The luxurious Armani Hotel Dubai, created by Italian designer Giorgio Armani, occupies 37 floors. The 160-room hotel has 8 restaurants, as well as a VIP lounge, a nightclub, an Armani Spa relaxation center, a shop and galleries. Giorgio Armani personally designed all the rooms in the hotel and was present at the official opening of the hotel in April 2010.
From the 45th to the 108th floors there are about 700 apartments, the remaining areas are given over to office space.
Double-story elevators to the observation deck Burj Khalifa is the fastest in the world, they lift 42 people to a height of about 600 meters with an average speed of 10 m/s and a maximum speed of 18 m/s.
Only one person managed without elevators, conquering the tower in less than 7 hours in March 2011, this is "Spider-Man" Alain Robert!