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Presentation By:

Harshita Singh
Jyoti Mandhani
Arijeet Dalal Choudhury
BURJ KHALIFA- THE GRAND VISION
World's tallest building
A living wonder
Stunning work of art
Incomparable feat of engineering
tangible proof of Dubai's growing role in a changing
world
Burj Khalifa embodies the vision- success is based on
reserves of human talent, ingenuity and initiative
FACTS AND FIGURES
Chairman, Emaar Properties
Mr Mohamed Alabbar
Architects - Adrian Smith, William F. Baker,
George J. Efstathiou, Marshall Strabala
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet)
more than 160 stories
Tallest building in the world
Tallest free-standing structure in the world
Highest number of stories in the world
Highest occupied floor in the world
Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
Tallest service elevator in the world


ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Organic Inspiration Hymenocallis
Architecture
The tower is composed of three elements arranged around a
central core
The modular, Y-shaped structure,
with setbacks along each of its
three wings
Twenty-six helical levels decrease the
cross section of the tower incrementally
as it spirals skyward.
The central core emerges at the top




Floor Plan

Concourse level to level 8 and level 38 and 39 will feature the
Armani Hotel Dubai
Levels 9 to 16 will exclusively house luxurious
Floors 45 through 108 are private ultra-luxury residences
The Corporate Suites occupy fill most of the remaining floors
Level 122 which houses Atmosphere
Level 124, the tower's public observatory, At the Top, Burj Khalifa
The tower has been divided in to sections with exclusive Sky Lobbies
on Levels 43, 76 and 123 that feature state-of-the-art fitness facilities
including a Jacuzzis on Level 43 and 76.
The Sky Lobbies on 43 and 76 additionally house swimming pools
and a recreational room each


Interiors
The interior design of Burj Khalifa public areas - done by the
Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
And led by award-winning designer Nada Andric.
The interiors were inspired by local culture while staying mindful of
the building's status as a global icon and residence.
Artwork
Over 1,000 pieces of art from prominent Middle Eastern and
international artists adorn Burj Khalifa
Many of the pieces were specially commissioned by Emaar to be a
tribute to the spirit of global harmony
The pieces were selected as a means of linking cultures and
communities, symbolic of Burj Khalifa being an international
collaboration

BUILDING A GLOBAL ICON
Construction started - September 21, 2004
Opened - January 4, 2010
Burj Khalifa's construction have used 330,000 m3 (431,600 cu
yd) of concrete and 39,000 tonnes (43,000 ST; 38,000 LT) of
steel rebar, and construction have taken 22 million man-hours
Exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa began in May 2007 and was
completed in September 2009.
In November, 2007, the highest reinforced concrete corewalls
were pumped using 80 MPa concrete from ground level; a
vertical height of 601 metres.
The amount of rebar used for the tower is 31,400 metric tons -
laid end to end this would extend over a quarter of the way
around the world.



CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Burj Khalifa was truly an international collaboration between
more than 30 on-site contracting companies from nations
around the world.
At the peak of construction, over 12,000 workers and
contractors were on site everyday, representing more than 100
nationalities.
The vast project involved more than 380 skilled engineers and
on-site technicians.
At the initial stage of installation, the team progressed at the
rate of about 20 to 30 panels per day and eventually achieved
as many as 175 panels per day.
CONCLUSION
Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world with 828m high
and has 162 floors and also the most modern.
This skyscraper has cost 1.5 billion dollars. With money from
the oil, dubaiotes authorities were able to finance this
skyscraper.
The Burj Khalifa is designed to withstand an earthquake of
a magnitude 6 on the Richter scale.
Construction started - September 21, 2004
Opened - January 4, 2010

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