The 160-plus storey structure is considered the world’s tallest building.
Burj Dubai Facts
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- Ten cranes and the world's fastest high-capacity constuction hoists - with a speed of upto 2m/sec (120m/min) are used to move men and material.
- The building service/fireman's elevator will have a capacity of 5,500kg and will be theworld's tallest service elevator.
- Burj Dubai will be the first mega-high rise in which certaib elevators will be programmedto permit controlled evacuation for certain fire or security events.
- Parts of the tower reach upwards in a helical shape, with terraces, there are 26 intotal.
- The Burj Dubai's observatory Elevators(double deck cabs) have a capacity for 21 personson each deck and will have the world's longest travel distance from lowest to highest stop.This Elevators will travel at 10 m/sec.
- The Burj Dubai observation deck located 442 meters above groubd will be the highestpublicly accessible observation deck in the world.
- The curtain wall of the Burj Dubai will be equivalent to 17 football(soccer) fields or 25American football fields.
- The tower's peak electricity demand is estimated at 36 mVA, equivalent to roughly 360,000100-watt light bulbs all operating at the same time.
- There will be 200 meters of spectacular dancing fountains at the foot of the BurjDubai.
- When Completed, Burj Dubai will be the tallest building in the world in all fourcategories recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat(CTBUH), which compiles and ranks the world's tallest buildings.
- The tower will house one of the first armani hotels.
- Samsung Corporation from South Korea is the main building contractor.
- The tip of the spire can be seen by a person 95 km (60 miles) away.
- At the peak cooling times, the tower will require approximately 10,000 tons of cooling per hour, which is equivalent to the capacity provided by 10,000 tons (22.4 million ibs or 10.2 million kg) of melting ice in one day.
- Burj Dubai will contain the world's highest elevator installation.
- 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.
- The Burj Dubai's water system will supply an average of about 946,000 liters (250,000 gallons) of water per day.