What is the tallest thing in the world?

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Simone Palmer asked 22-Jan-2018 in Q&A categories by Simone Palmer

What is the tallest thing in the world?

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Vishal Kesarwani answered 25-Jan-2018 by Vishal Kesarwani

"Burj Khalifa"

What is the tallest thing in the world?

Skyscraper Burj Khalifa is the tallest in the world, it’s one of the finest pieces of man-made architecture and a center of attraction for almost everyone who thought to visit Dubai once. Burj Khalifa total height is 829.8 meters (2,772ft) and is from last 10 years it tops the list of top 10 tallest skyscrapers.

What is the tallest thing in the world?

Design & Development
The construction work started in the year 2004 and it took around 5 years to construct its exteriors. Primary structure of Burj is reinforced concrete. Burj Khalifa was intentionally constructed and for making diverse recognition of Dubai from an Oil-based economy.

What is the tallest thing in the world?

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Adrian Smith, Owings & Merrill who previously designed and constructed the Wills Tower and World Trade Center were authorized to build Burj Khalifa. The design of this amazing skyscraper is inspired by Islamic architecture of the region similar to Mosque of Samarra.

What is the tallest thing in the world?

It contains 57 elevators and 8 escalators and it has cladding system to withstand Dubai’s immense summer. For been designed with advanced systems and beautiful structure this building has got so many awards

Naming and honor
Initially, it was named as Burj Dubai but it was later renamed as Burj Khalifa to pay to honor the ruler of Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

What is the tallest thing in the world?

Insights & facts  
  • Been three-time taller than the Eiffel tower of Paris and is almost twice the height of Empire State building and is soaring over Dubai with an exceptional height of 829 meters.
  • Apart from holding the record of world tallest building this skyscraper holds 6  more records which are of having the highest number of stories, the highest number of occupied floors, having the largest number of the outdoor observation deck, elevators with longest travel distance and for having largest service of elevators. 
  • The weight of concrete used in the Burj Khalifa is equal to the weight of 100,000 elephants and the total aluminum used in this building is equivalent to the weight of 5 A380 aircraft.
  • The tip sphere of this amazing building can be seen from around 95 kilometers.

Looking forward to visiting someday!
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