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10 Facts About Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is currently the tallest building in the world with a height of 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) and 163 floors.

Here are some other interesting facts about Burj Khalifa:

1. It was completed in 2010 after six years of construction.

2. The building was designed by Adrian Smith, then of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), and the architectural firm is based in Chicago.

3. Burj Khalifa is part of the massive downtown Dubai development, which includes commercial, residential, and hotel properties.

4. The construction of Burj Khalifa was estimated to cost $1.5 billion.

5. The tower was initially named Burj Dubai but was renamed to Burj Khalifa after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, in honor of his support for Dubai.

6. It has several records to its name, including being the tallest freestanding structure in the world, the highest number of stories in the world, the highest occupied floor in the world, and the elevator with the longest travel distance in the world.

7. The Burj Khalifa has two observation decks that offer stunning views of Dubai. The At the Top observation deck is on the 124th floor, while the At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY observation deck is on the 148th floor.

8. The building has 57 elevators and eight escalators.

9. The tower features a system of wind turbines and a condensate collection system that provides water for the building's landscaping and cooling systems.

10. The building also houses the Armani Hotel Dubai, the world's highest restaurant, and the world's highest nightclub.