Magic Wand of UAE
Proudly towering up to the sky, topped with golden clouds, here i am Burj Khalifa
the world’s tallest, most beautiful and powerful icon of United Arab Emirates.
I call it the Magic wand of UAE
Some facts about Burj Khalifa
Tallest man-made structure / building ever made in the whole world 828 metres tall (2,717 feet) with most floors (160)
Has the highest & fastest elevators at speed of 64km/h (It would take just a minute to reach from ground level to top floor) There’s 57 lifts in the tower.
It has 49 office floors. & 1044 residential apartments with a total floor area of 334,000 square metres.
The tower’s peak electricity demand is estimated at 50MVA, equivalent to roughly 500,000 100-watt light bulbs.
It’s expected to use an average of 946,000 litres of water each day.
During peak cooling conditions, the tower will require around 12,500 tons of cooling,
equivalent to the cooling capacity of about 10,000 tons of melting ice.
The tower’s architect and engineer is Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (Chicago).
The main constructor is Emaar Properties, a joint venture by Korea’s Samsung C&T, Belgium’s Besix and UAE’s Arabtec.
Total cost estimated at US$1.5 billion.
The price for the offices spaces reached as high as US$4,000 per sq ft and residential spaces as high as US$3,500 per sq ft.