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    Burj Khalifa known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is currently the tallest manmade structure in the world, at 829.84 m (2,723 ft). Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) flagship development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The tower's architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.

    The total cost for the project was about US$1.5 billion; and for the entire "Downtown Dubai" development, US$20 billion. In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²)

    The project's completion coincided with the global financial crisis of 2007–2010, and with vast overbuilding in the country, led to high vacancies and foreclosures. With Dubai mired in debt from its huge ambitions, the government was forced to seek multibillion dollar bailouts from its oil rich neighbor Abu Dhabi. Subsequently, in a surprise move at its opening ceremony, the tower was renamed Burj Khalifa, said to honour the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his crucial support

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    Facts

    Official Name Burj Khalifa
    Former / Other Name Burj Dubai
    Type building
    Status completed
    Country United Arab Emirates
    City Dubai
    Building Function office / residential / hotel
    Structural Material steel / concrete
    Proposed 2003
    Start of Construction 2004
    Completion 2010
    Global Ranking #1 tallest building in the world

    Regional ranking
    #1 tallest building in Middle East

    National Ranking
    #1 tallest building in UAE

    City Ranking
    #1 tallest building in Dubai



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    Height: Architectural 828.0 meter / 2717 feet
    Height: Occupied 584.5 meter / 1918 feet
    Height: To Tip 829.8 meter / 2723 feet
    Height: Observatory 452.1 meter / 1483 feet
    Floors Above Ground 163
    Floors Below Ground 1
    # of Elevators 58
    Top Elevator Speed 10 m/s
    Tower GFA 309,473 m² / 3,331,140 ft²
    # of Apartments 900
    # of Hotel Rooms 304
    # of Parking Spaces 2957






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