Burj Khalifa

  On January 4, 2010, the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, was officially completed. Burj Khalifa, also known as Dubai Tower or Bis Burj Khalifa. It is a newly built skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a total height of 828 meters. It is not only the tallest building in the world, but also the tallest building in the world.
  
  The unparalleled “world’s tallest building”
  
  Burj Khalifa was designed by American architect Adrian Smith and implemented by South Korean company Samsung. The architectural design employs a challenging monolithic structure, consisting of multiple connected tubular towers with a space-age shape, surrounded by an Islamic architectural geometry – the six-petaled desert flower.
  The appearance of the completed Burj Khalifa has a typical Islamic architectural style, the floor is “Y”-shaped, and the three building parts are gradually connected into a core body, rising from the desert, the above spiral pattern, reducing the building’s size. The profile makes it more like going straight to the sky. At the top, the central core is gradually transformed into a minaret, and the Y-shaped floor also allows the Burj Khalifa to enjoy a larger view.
  The Burj Khalifa is the first building in human history to exceed 800 meters in height, with a total of 160 floors. Below the 37th floor of the Burj Khalifa is a hotel, and the 45th to 108th floors are used as condominiums. The 123rd floor will be an observation deck overlooking the entire city of Dubai. There are 1,000 luxury apartments in the building, and the surrounding supporting projects include: Dragon City, Dubai Mall and supporting hotels, residences, apartments, business centers and other projects. There are 56 lifts in the building with a maximum speed of 17.4 meters per second, and there are also double-deck sightseeing lifts that can carry up to 42 people at a time. Whether it is the height of the building structure, the height of the top floor, the height of the roof, or the height of the antenna or flagpole, the Burj Khalifa is unparalleled in the world.
  In its original design, the complete Burj Khalifa contained 3%,000 homes and 9 hotels in a large-scale, mixed-use development plan with central buildings such as The Dubai Mall, Burj Lake Hotel and Serviced Apartments, 19 Residential buildings, a 215-hectare forest park and a 12-hectare lake, the entire project development plan is as high as 20 billion US dollars.
  The Burj Khalifa has 160 floors and houses residences, offices and luxury hotels. The building can accommodate 120,000 people at the same time, and the residents can solve all their living needs without leaving the “tower”. People can go to the restaurant on the 122nd floor and enjoy Chinese and Western cuisines from all over the world while enjoying the magnificent view at an altitude of 440 meters. The high-rise lobby on the 123rd floor has a fitness room and an indoor swimming pool, and those who are not afraid of heights can also challenge the open-air swimming pool.
  
  The “mixed-blood”
  
  Burj Khalifa of international cooperation is not only amazing in height, but also has an “amazing amount” of building materials and equipment. In order to build this “giant tower”, more than 330,000 cubic meters of reinforced concrete and 62,000 tons of reinforced steel were used, and the construction of the building itself cost at least $1 billion. But it is an uncompromising product of international cooperation.
  The Burj Khalifa was designed by the famous American SOM architectural design firm, the chief designer is Adrian Smith. As the largest architectural design firm in the United States, SOM has more than 1,800 architects and engineers with works in more than 40 countries in the United States and the world. It was awarded the first architectural enterprise award by the American Institute of Architects in 1962. One of the largest comprehensive firms.
  Among the many construction parties, only one is from Dubai, and the rest are from abroad. The designer and construction engineer of the Burj Khalifa are Americans, the main construction contractor is Samsung from South Korea, the safety consultant and supervisor are Australians, and the interior decoration of the lower floors is handed over to a Singapore company. In addition, during the entire construction period, more than 4,000 Indian laborers were running around the construction site, working around the clock in three shifts.
  The interior designer of the Burj Khalifa is the famous Giorgio Armani. The world’s top fashion designer from Italy will also build the first Armani Hotel in the building. The Khalifa Armani Hotel will become the flagship store of the Armani hotel chain in the world. All interior decoration and furniture design follow the style of the Armani brand. Armani Hotel includes 175 VIP rooms and suites, in addition to restaurants, hot springs, etc., covering a total area of ​​40,000 square meters. Next to the hotel are 144 luxury residential apartments, from furniture to all other products designed by Armani himself. For those who love Armani brand and design, it will be a very exciting thing to stay at the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa for one night!
  
  Attracting the attention of tourists from all over the world
  
  As the largest city in the United Arab Emirates , Dubai has a population of 2.3 million. But since more than 90% of the land is covered by desert, it was still a remote seaside town in the Arabian Gulf until the 1950s. After entering the 1990s, Dubai has undergone a reborn change. rise from the ground.
  Like other Middle Eastern cities, Dubai is rich in oil. But oil certainly isn’t the whole story for a boomtown with big ambitions to make a splash in the new century. From Dubai to the world, the UAE opened its doors and the government began to vigorously develop tourism. Today, building the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is one of the important ways for Dubai and the country to raise its international profile.
  Due to the high-quality environment and colorful culture (80% of Dubai’s population are foreigners), tourists to Dubai are mostly models, artists, businessmen and other high-income groups. According to statistics, Dubai received more than 6 million tourists in 2005, and by 2010, the number of tourists is expected to triple. Therefore, to build such a tallest hotel in the world, on the one hand, it can attract more tourists, and on the other hand, it can also accommodate the growing number of tourists from all over the world.
  At 8 p.m. local time on January 4, 2010, the inauguration ceremony of Burj Khalifa was officially unveiled under the decoration of grand fireworks. Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, renamed the building “Burj Khalifa” after Sheikh Khalifa Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
  To match the stunning architectural data of the Burj Khalifa, the inauguration uses a number of special effects, including 868 large-scale flashing lights and at least 50 fully computer-controlled laser sound effects. The three themed performances of the ceremony included “From Desert Flowers to Burj Khalifa”, “Heartbeat Moment” and “From Dubai to the World”, and ended with more than 10,000 large-scale fireworks displays.
  The Dubai Fountain next to the tower attracts the world’s attention with a record-breaking water column of 275 meters. The whole process of the opening ceremony was broadcast live by local media in high-definition around the world, with more than 400 global media participating in the coverage, and more than 2 billion viewers around the world watching.