Some interesting and lesser known facts about Burj Khalifa
The facts about modern wonders of the world still remain unravelled. While most of us may be in a position to name the wonders of the modern world, very few of us can explain why these are listed as wonders. One of Dubai’s iconic tourist destinations and the tallest building in the world is a marvel in itself due to many different reasons. Here we are going to list out 7 unique facts about Burj Khalifa that will leave you wonderstruck.
1 Actual Height of Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is said to be the tallest building in the world, so do you know exactly how tall it is? The building is 828 metres tall. It means that the building is 2716.5 feet high. Three Eiffel Towers will be required to make up the height of this building.
Standing tall, the second to this building in height is the Shanghai Tower. The Shanghai Tower is just about 632 metres that would come to about 2073 feet. This is surely one of those facts about Burj Khalifa that not everyone is aware of.
2 Records Won By This Miracle Monument
Besides being known as one of the world’s tallest monument, there are other lesser known facts aboutBurjKhalifathat has won records. It is a record holder for the tallest free standing building. It has also won a record for the highest number of stories. These may seem like obvious records but just imagine it was also named as the building with the longest travel distance elevators!
The list does not cease there. It was also named as the building with the highest occupied floor. Hats off to such a wonder creation!
3 The Makers of This Miracle
As we have already seen the greatness of BurjKhalifa, now it is time to know more about the makers of this wonder. The concept of this marvel building that resides in Dubai was engineered by an American firm named Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The engineers based in Chicago helped to develop the structural system known as the buttressed core. It is this structural system that makes a building above 160 floors truly possible. Samsung Engineering and Construction are the South Korean builders who did the construction for the Burj Khalifa.
4 The Effort Put In, To Make It A Reality!
While we know the engineering work and concept, we should never neglect the true efforts that were put in to make this building a reality. 22 million man hours were required to complete this monument. It was not a small job to complete such a fabulous building in just 6 years. Roughly 12000 workers were used every single day during the top construction. The building is a standing example of the combined efforts of all of them.
5 How is Burj Khalifa from the Inside
If you think the most wonderful part of the building is just at the outside, you are grossly mistaken. The true wonder lies within the BurjKhalifa. This building has a splendid observatory deck that is located 1483 feet towards the top of the building. There are 58 super-fast elevators in the building that travel at a speed of 10 metres per second. The building also has multiple offices.It would be the world’s only building to house 904 apartments and 304 hotels.
The parking lot of this building is truly expansive that accommodates 2957 parking spaces. The building is designed keeping everything in mind and the elevators are designed for evacuations in case of any kind of mishap.
6 How much does this Monument Weigh?
The height of this wonder is just one of the aspects that stun you but another astonishing and lesser known fact about Burj Khalifa is its weight. It weighs as much as five A380 flights!110,00 ton concrete and 55,000 ton steel rebar, apart from other things were used to create this modern marvel. In short, Burj Khalifa weighs as much as 100,000 elephants!!
7 Endurance to Changing Weather Conditions
The weather of the city of Dubai was also taken into account while creating this fabulous building.A cladding system designed by 300 Chinese cladding experts ensures that the building can endure the immense heat and hot weather without failing.
Now you can go around flaunting your knowledge about this marvel among your friends and stun them as well.