Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Iconic tower Emaar Burj Dubai attains record heights

Burj Dubai - Tallest tower in the worldThe iconic tower developed by Emaar, Burj Dubai, has attained record height of 688 meters.

The tower, which is already the world's tallest, after surpassing KVLY-TV mast of USA, North Dakota, in April 2008, now includes 160 storeys, which is also the largest number of storeys than in any building.

On completion, Burj Dubai, will meet all four criteria listed by the council on tall buildings and urban habitat (CTBUH), which classifies the world's tallest structures. The CTBUH takes into consideration the height of buildings upto the structural top, the highest occupied floor, the top of the roof, and the tip of pinnacle, antenna, spire, mast or flag pole.

Designed by the Skidmore, Owings & Merril (SOM), Burj Dubai is constructed by Samsung Corporation of South Korea. The project and construction is managed by Turner Construction International. About 7500 professionals and skilled workers are employed on-site at Burj Dubai.
The cladding work is nearing completion, and the work has begun on the interiors, which boasts superior finishes. Only the best efficient technologies are being deployed to ensure that the iconic building remains as a standard for energy usage and water recycling.

Burj Dubai is the anchor mega-project by Emaar at the Dh.73bn Downtown Burj Dubai. Being described as the new heart of the city, the Downtown Burj Dubai is a mixed-used development comprising premium hotels, modern residences, exclusive business facilities, and shopping malls and leisure amenities.

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