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Burj Khalifa Height

Burj Khalifa height is 828 m, 829.8 m to tip.

Meters: 828 m, 829.8 m to tip;
Feet: 2716.535 ft, 2722.441 ft to tip;
Inches: 32598.43 in, 32669.29 in to tip;
Kilometers: 0.828 km, 0.8298 km to tip;
Miles: 0.5144953 mi, 0.5156138 mi to tip;
Nautical miles: 0.4470842 nmi, 0.4480562 nmi to tip;
Yards: 905.5118 yd, 907.4803 yd to tip;
Light-years: 8.752153839E -15  ly, 8.771180261E -15 ly to tip.

About Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is currently the world tallest building and man-made structure with a height of 828 m, 829.8 m to tip. Also, it was meant to be called the Burj Dubai but was later called the Burj Khalifa in honor of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan the ruler of the United Arab Emirates, who financed the construction of the building, when Dubai was in financial crisis.

Asides, being the tallest building in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is also, the tallest structure in the world and the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Brief Overview

The ruler of Dubai always had plans to build, a mega building taller than the tallest building on earth, so in 2004, he laid out plans to build the Burj Khalifa. Construction for the building, lasted five years and was completed in 2009.

Since its inception, the building, broke many records, including the long-standing record, of world’s tallest building.

Some of the records it broke: Tallest man-made structure ever built, Tallest skyscraper in the world, World’s highest nightclub, World’s highest restaurant, World’s tallest non-assisted standing structure.

Building Costs

Tallest Building in Dubai

Mohamed Ali Alabbar an Emirati billionaire who owns Emaar properties estimated that the cost of building the Burj Khalifa was $1.5 billion USD. Since the building is so desirable, the cost of renting a space there is expensive. Buying a space there costs $3,500 USD per sq ft (over $37,500 USD per m²). Renting an office space there costs $4,000 USD per sq ft (over $43,000 USD per m²).

Other Facts

Burj Khalifa height

Firstly, the building was meant to be a residential complex. Secondly, the building is almost a kilometer tall. Thirdly, there are almost 100 kilometers of pipes running through the building. Fourthly, these pipes pump and supply almost 946,000 L (250,000 U.S. gal) of water a day, to the building. Fifthly, cooling of the building is done by 46 megawatts of electricity. Sixthly,  there are some 24,348 windows on the Burj Khalifa. Seventhly, Cleaning the windows takes approximately four months; initially, this was done by 36 workers. Eighthly, there is a fountain on the ground floor, called the Dubai fountain, which plays Arabic music. Ninthly,  the famous Burj Khalifa park is just situated outside of the building complex.

Also, 330,000 m3 of concrete, was used in the construction of the mega building. Furthermore, 55,000 tonnes of steel bars were used in building construction. Finally, the building has pressurized floors, called refuge floors, where visitors can take breaks when climbing the buildings or when there is an emergency.

(Burj Khalifa height is given above | See Also: Burj Al Arab Height )


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