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Burj Khalifa

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Burj Khalifa

Skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at add

Category: Business (7)

Launched in 2004.

Countries: United States (29%), United Arab Emirates (16%), (16%)

Main connections: Skyscraper, Shanghai Tower, Armani

Linked to: GHD Group, Armani, Besix, WET Enterprises

 

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2004

An Emaar spokesperson said "The luxury finishes that were decided on in 2004, when the tower was initially conceptualized, is now being replaced by upgraded finishes add something

 

Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009 add something


2006

Marshall Strabala, an SOM architect who worked on the project until 2006, in late 2008 said that Burj Khalifa was designed to be tall add something

 

Press reports indicated in 2006 that skilled carpenters at the site earned £4,34 a day, and labourers earned £2,84 add something

 

Bug AS - It has produced visual effects and motion graphics for the nightclub in Burj Khalifa, and was the first company ever to produce a 3D Cinema Advert for Mitsubishi in 2006

 

On 21 March 2006, about 2,500 workers, who were upset over buses that were delayed for the end of their shifts, protested, damaged cars, offices, computers, and construction equipment add something


2007

Firetide - In 2007, Firetide installed its technology on the construction site of Burj Khalifa

 

Willis Tower - On August 12, 2007, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates was reported by its developers to have surpassed the Sears Tower in all height categories


2008

Petronius (oil platform) - A compliant piled tower design, it is 609,9 metres high, and was arguably the tallest free-standing structure in the world, until surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in 2008, although this claim is disputed since only 75 metres of the platform are above water

 

Almas Tower - The building was topped out in 2008, and became the tallest building in Dubai until 2010 when it was surpassed by Burj Khalifa

 

Warsaw radio mast - After the collapse, the KVLY-TV mast outside Fargo, North Dakota, USA, regained its title as the world's tallest structure, standing 628,8 m , until the Burj Khalifa exceeded this height in April 2008

 

In May 2008 Putzmeister pumped concrete to a world record delivery height of , the 156th floor add something

 

Emaar Properties announced on 9 June 2008 that construction of Burj Khalifa was delayed by upgraded finishes and would be completed only in September 2009 add something

 

On 17 June 2008, there were 7,500 skilled workers employed at the construction site add something

 

On 26 October 2008, Emaar announced that based on results of a naming contest the fountain would be called the Dubai Fountain add something


2009

During the summer of 2009, while Burj Khalifa was still under construction, contestants from "The Amazing Race 15" visited the 120th floor to collect a clue add something

 

In 2009, architects announced that more than 1,000 pieces of art would adorn the interiors of Burj Khalifa, while the residential lobby of Burj Khalifa would display the work of Jaume Plensa, featuring 196 bronze and brass alloy cymbals representing the 196 countries of the world add something

 

A revised completion date of 2 December 2009 was announced add something


2010

Petronius (oil platform) - A compliant piled tower design, it is 609,9 metres high, and was arguably the tallest free-standing structure in the world, until surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in 2010, although this claim is disputed since only 75 metres of the platform are above water

 

Warsaw radio mast - It is the second tallest land-based structure ever built, being surpassed as tallest by the Burj Khalifa, completed in 2010

 

World Trade Center - This number was not surpassed until the advent of the Burj Khalifa, which opened in 2010

 

In January 2010, it was planned that Burj Khalifa would receive its first residents from February 2010 add something

 

Adrian Smith (architect) - Adrian Smith was the Design Partner at SOM for the Burj Khalifa, officially opened on the 4th of January 2010

 

Arabtec - Arabtec is one of the largest contractors for civil and infrastructure works, having executed several notable projects such as the Burj Khalifa, completed in January 2010 the tower is the tallest in the world standing 828 metres above ground

 

Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) - In January 2010, the building moved back to its position as seventh-tallest with the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

 

However, Burj Khalifa was opened on 4 January 2010, more than a month later add something

 

The opening of Burj Khalifa was held on 4 January 2010 add something

 

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum - He promoted the construction of Burj Khalifa, which is now the tallest building in the world; its official opening was on Monday, 4 January 2010

 

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan - On 4 January 2010, the world's tallest man-made structure, originally known as Burj Dubai, was renamed to Burj Khalifa, in honor of the Sheikh

 

An outdoor observation deck, named "At the Top", opened on 5 January 2010 on the 124th floor add something

 

On 8 February 2010, the observation deck was closed to the public after power-supply problems caused an elevator to become stuck between floors, trapping a group of tourists for 45 minutes add something

 

The hotel was supposed to open on 18 March 2010, but after several delays, it finally opened to the public on 27 April 2010 add something

 

The corporate suites and offices were supposed to open from March onwards, yet the hotel and observation deck remained the only parts of the building which were open in April 2010 add something

 

Giorgio Armani - The Armani Hotel was opened in Burj Khalifa on April 27, 2010, comprising the bottom 39 floors of the supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United_Arab_Emirates; it has 160 guest rooms and suites, and 144 residences

 

Armani - The Armani Hotel opened in Burj Khalifa on April 27, 2010

 

In June 2010, Burj Khalifa was the recipient of the 2010 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat add something

 

On 28 September 2010 Burj Khalifa won the award for best project of year at the Middle East Architect Awards 2010 add something


2011

On 28 March 2011, Alain Robert scaled the outside of Burj Khalifa add something

 

Alain Robert - On March 28, 2011 Robert climbed the tallest building in the world, the 828-meter Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, taking just over six hours to complete the climb

 

Within 17 months of the building's official opening, a man described as "an Asian in his mid-30s" who worked at one of the companies in the tower committed suicide on 10 May 2011 by jumping from the 147th floor add something


2013

Veritas Films - The film premiered at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival on Dec 7th, 2013 in an historic outdoor screening at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower

 

Shanghai Tower - At the time of its topping out in August 2013, the Shanghai Tower was the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai


2014

Shenzhen - For example, the tall Pingan International Finance Centre will be the tallest in China and second tallest building in the world upon completion in 2014, after the Burj Khalifa

 

Shanghai Tower - Following its topping out on 3 August 2014, the Shanghai Tower is currently the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

 

Daily Mail reported that on 16 November 2014, Laura Vanessa Nunes, a Portuguese National who was in Dubai on a tourist visa, fell to her death from Burj Khalifa's At the Top Sky Observation Deck on the 148th floor add something


2015

However, on 18 May 2015, Dubai Police disputed the report made by Daily Mail on this incident and clarified that this incident took place in Jumeirah Lakes Towers add something


2016

This was until the Shanghai Tower opened in June 2016 with an observation deck at a height of 561 metres add something