Case study

BURJ KHALIFA,DUBAI

Dubai inaugurated the world's tallest building. .INTRODUCTION ‡ On January 4. the height of the building was 828 meters (2.717 feet). after renaming it as Burj Khalifa in honor of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan -.who had ruled Abu Dhabi since 2004 and was also President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 2010.

000 homes entertainment complex . with one of the biggest fountains in the world.. the largest shopping mall in the world nine hotels 19 residential towers 30.FEATURES OF TOWER ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ an urban project spread over two square kilometers. 6..2 acres of parkland 30-acre manmade lake the final height would be 818 metres . .

. BESIX. The US$ 871 million contract was finally awarded to a JV formed by Samsung.. bids were invited from major global contractors for constructing the Burj Dubai Tower..Construction ‡ In early 2004. and Arabtec.

000 labourers employed by Arabtec.In March the chairman said the tower would likely be delayed by four months. Work on the Burj Dubai was delayed in November when around 40. went on strike for a week over pay and conditions. which Emaar said in a subsequent statement was related to the interior design of the tower. one of the construction companies working on the project. .

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