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Burj Khalifa

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Burj Khalifa is also called as the Dubai Tower or Burj Dubai is the tallest building of the world. Burj Khalifa was called as Burj Dubai, but later the tower is named in honor of UAE President, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the support he had given to construct the tower. This skyscraper is 828 m tall with highest mosque and swimming pool in the world. The construction of the tower started in 2004 and completed in the year 2009, but the building was inaugurated and opened officially on 4th January 2010. The rents of Burj Khalifa have been dropped to 40% after ten months of its opening because the demand on real estate properties has been decreased in Dubai.

Burj KhalifaIn addition to the several luxurious residential properties are in Burj Khalifa, Armani Hotel, four superb swimming pools, hi-tech space for offices, exclusive cigar club and an elite residents’ lounge are also there in the tower to fulfill the needs of the residents. The highest floor for residential purposes is on 109th floor with an observation deck on 124th floor. Double-decker elevators are used in this tallest building of the world and highest mosque in the world is located at 158th floor of the building.

Highest swimming pools are at the 76th floor and highest elevator installation of the world is also in Burj Khalifa. The building also has the record being the tallest structure in the history for having the residential spaces. Burj Khalifa has the 160 floors that are inhabitable and the design of the building is to withstand the increasing temperatures of Dubai during summer. In order to understand the wind blowing effects on the tower, they have conducted more than 40 wind tunnel experiments on the tower. Various types of tests were carried out on the Burj Khalifa in order to understand the changing magnitudes that affect the design of the building.

Armani Hotel is located at the concourse level to the 8th level, then in 38th and 39th level. From 45th floor to 108th floor, there are private residences with ultra-luxury. Level 122 has a restaurants and 124th level has the public observatory of the tower. Remaining floors consist of corporate suites. There are elite sky lobbies for the home owners at 43rd, 76th and 123rd levels of the tower that has the fitness amenities which include Jaccuzzis at 43rd and 76th floors. Recreational room and swimming pools are also there in the 43rd and 76th levels. Recreational room can be used for lifestyle events and gatherings.

Burj Khalifa Gourmet Market, a gourmet store, residents’ meeting place and Residents’ Library are the other facilities for the residents of Burj Khalifa. Both visitors and guests can avail the valet parking facility. The interior designing of the tower was done by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill which also design of the entire tower led by Nada Andric, an award-winning designer. The interiors of the tower feature stainless steel panels, polished dark stones, glass panels, flooring is done using silver travertine, stone flooring, handmade rugs and walls are made of Venetian stucco. Artwork that decorated the interiors consists of over 1,000 art pieces.