Highest architectural peak, highest record: Burj Khalifa

Posted: January 4, 2010 in architecture, Days and dates

Clad in 28,000 glass panels, the tower has 160 floors and more than 500,000 sq m of space for offices and flats.

The tower also lays claim to the highest occupied floor, the tallest service lift, and the world’s highest observation deck – on the 124th floor.

The world’s highest mosque and swimming pool will meanwhile be located on the 158th and 76th floors.

BBC News

Dubai has just witnessed the grand openning ceremony of the world’s tallest building!  The construction started off  in 2004, and faced a whole lot of geological challenges: Winds, lightenings, and earthquakes. Spectacular fireworks and light shows took place as nearly 6000 guest attended the opening ceremony of the  828m tower!

What an outstanding event !

Check BBC news for further details.

 

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