Monday, October 02, 2006

World’s Tallest Building - Burj Dubai

Burj Dubai - World Tallest Building

Dubai will have another architectural landmark for the world after its successful Hotel Burj al-Arab, where Andre Agassi and Roger Federer was invited to have a friendly match on the [World's highest tennis court].

Their latest project, World’s Tallest Building - Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower), a 162 floor building has 70 levels lately (05 Sept) with the speed of One level in Three days. It is expect to be completed in 2008.

Burj Dubai - World Tallest Building

Burj Dubai - World Tallest Building

Here are the specifications:

Order year: 2003
Construction start: February 2004
Project type: Mall, residential and retail facilities and world's tallest skyscraper
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Estimated investment: Dh800 million (mall, residential and retail facilities); Dh3.9 billion (tower)
Completion: 2006 (mall); December 2008 (tower)
Retail space: 5 million square ft
Shops: >1,000
Car parking: 16,000 spaces
Key Players: Sponsor EMAAR Properties PJSC
Lead contractors, designers, architects and engineers:
DC Architects PTE Limited, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Bauer Spezialtiefbau, Middle East Foundations, Turner Construction Corporation, Grocon, Lerch, Bates and Associates Incorporated

Image from BBC comparing the other buildings:

BBC Comparison

Here are the progressing pics from the foundation till September 2006:

Burj Dubai - Foundation

Burj Dubai - June 2006

Burj Dubai - 70 Levels

Up to date completion:
Photobucket Dubai - Progress Bar

You can even view the tower from Google Earth:

Burj Dubai - Google Earth
via [The World According to Google]

Other Resources:

Official Site - [Burj Dubai:Emaar]

Building Progression - [Burj Dubai Skyscraper]

Press Release [Burj Dubai is poised to be a global icon]

Wikipedia - [Burj Dubai]

[Tags] Burj Dubai, Dubai, UAE, Tallest Building, Burj al-Arab [/tags]


Blogger Jon said...

just to let you know the BBC comparison chart is wrong. The Taipai 101 is 509m at the top of the antenna, so in actual fact the sears towers are taller with antenna.

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