Burj Khalifa is a top of architecture and engineer mind. It is one of the most famous and unique building not only in UAE but also in the whole world.
Initially the skyscraper, which was supposed to be the highest building in the history, was called Burj Dubai. But during the opening ceremony in the beginning of 2010 after a bit more than 5 years since the start of construction, the ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced that the building would be renamed in the honor of the President of Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
It is interesting that it was not announced the height of building until opening ceremony. As it turned out, its height is 828 m and it is absolute record until now. The building is made in asymmetric form and it helps to minimize negative wind influence, which with such a height and surface area (the surface area is about an area of 17 football pitches) could bring different problems.
Special attention during the construction of Burj Khalifa was paid to the problem of exploitation of the skyscraper in the conditions of very hot climate of Dubai. Especially for this project, a special kind of concrete that is capable be in +50 Celsius was developed. All the works with concrete mix were only in the night and ice were added to the mix. The building Burj Khalifa all around is made with thermo panels with toning and made of glass. It does not let the building to overheat.
On 163 floors of building, there is almost everything what a person could need for life: residential apartments, offices, gyms, and swimming pools. There is an opportunity to dine in the highest restaurant in the world – At.mosphere, which is on the 122 floor. In addition, there is hotel Armani in the building. The greatest fashion designer created the design of the hotel. There are 57 lifts for a comfort overcome the distance. These lifts are the quickest in the world and capable to accelerate until 10 m/s.
The founders of Burj Khalifa paid attention to surrounding area. An artificial lake is a real decoration of the whole complex. Its area is 12 hectares. In the centre of the pond, there is a musical fountain illuminated with 6600 lanterns and 50 color projectors attracts a lot of tourist from all the parts of the world.