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ENGINEERING MARVELOUS Burj Khalifa

Presentation 1 Naveen B.O.

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Background Information

Khalifa Tower", known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest man-made building ever built, at 828 m. Construction began on 21 September 2004, the exterior of the building was finished on 1 October 2009. The building finished and opened on the 4th of January 2010. It took overall 6 years to be finished!!

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The Design-History
The design of Burj Khalifa is derived from patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture The Y-shaped plan is ideal for residential and hotel usage, with the wings allowing maximum outward views and inward natural light The design architect, Adrian Smith, has said the triple-lobed footprint (base) of the building was inspired by the flower Hymenocallis!! During the design process, engineers rotated the building 120 degrees from its original layout to reduce stress from strong winds since it is very tall!

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The Design-History

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Features

More than 4000 tones of steel were used and more than 1,000 pieces of art decorate the interiors of Burj Khalifa featuring 196 bronze and brass alloy symbols representing the 196 countries of the world. About 7,500 skilled workers were used for the construction of the building The outside part is made of glass! There are two swimming pools on the 43rd and 76th floors. The building is expected to hold up to 35,000 people!! This shows the size and strength of the building. There are 160 floors, 57 elevators and 8 escalators!! - World's fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph)

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Costs

The total cost of the project was about $1.5 billions!!

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Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)

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The first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space

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Highest outdoor observation deck in the world

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Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world

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FOUNDATION

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FOUNDATION 192 PILES OF 1.5 M DIA

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THANK YOU!

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