30 Interesting Facts About Burj Khalifa
We will be discussed Interesting Facts About Burj Khalifa in this article. The largest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, one of the world’s richest cities. The height of the skyscraper Burj Khalifa is 829.8 meters. The construction of the building took six years and cost eight billion dollars. According to TejNews, its construction began on September 21, 2004, and was officially inaugurated on January 4, 2010.
Dubai is very attracted to the largest buildings and tourism in the world. Dubai has one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Out of this, today we will learn about the world’s largest building Burj Khalifa, how it has been built, what is there in that building that is so strong and attracts the tourists of the world.
FACT#1. The construction of the Burj Khalifa building began on 6 January 2004 and was inaugurated on 4 January 2010. It has a height of 828 m and 162 floors which is the highest building in the world to date (2019) The total cost of construction of Burj Khalifa was $ 1.5 billion.
FACT#2. To keep such a big building standing, there are 192 piles of 1.5 m in diameter and 50 m in length. A pile has a carrying capacity of 3000 tons. The pile is like a column. On which the bulling can stand.
FACT#3. More than 12000 workers worked daily to build the Burj Khalifa and it took 6 years to complete the entire building, 22 million man-hours in 6 years.
FACT#4. The building has 58 lifts that run at a top speed of 10 meters per second and is the highest lift in the world to go high, the elevators are located within the building’s central reinforced fire-resistant concrete core. The building takes just 1 minute to go to the 124th floor, Burj Khalifa has 2957 parking (underground), 304 hotels and 900 apartments.
FACT#5. It takes 3 months to clean all the windows from top to bottom of the Burj Khalifa for 36 workers.
FACT#6. The concrete to build the Burj Khalifa weighed as much as 100,000 elephants. And 39000 tons of steel rebore was used
FACT#7. In Dubai, the concrete work was done at night due to the daytime temperature being 48 ° C higher. When the concrete is cold and moist, cold water and ice were used so that the concrete does not freeze. The world’s largest pumps were used to make the concrete reach that height.
FACT#8. The design of the Burj Khalifa is designed to withstand the lightning and fast incoming air on it well.
FACT#9. The world’s three largest cranes were used to build the Burj Khalifa. The weight of the crane was about 120 tons, capable of lifting capacity of 25 tons.
FACT#10. The building was earlier named Burj Dubai but was renamed Burj Khalifa to honor the President of UAE and the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Arabic word for the turret is the tower.
FACT#11. The Burj Khalifa uses 946,000 liters of water a day. The electricity used in the building is as much as 36 megawatts, which is enough to illuminate the city of 20,000 people.
FACT#12. William Frazier Baker, also known as Bill Baker (born October 9, 1953), is an American structural engineer known for engineering the Burj Khalifa. The world’s tallest building/man-made structure.
FACT#13. The Burj Khalifa can be easily seen from a distance of about 95 km.
FACT#14. The Burj Khalifa building has the ability to withstand earthquakes of up to 7.0 magnitude.
FACT#15. There is an alarm in the terraced door of such a high building which tests the wind speed, if the outside wind speed is high then the alarm starts ringing and gives a warning not to go to the terrace.
FACT#16. Along with this, the title of Burj Khalifa, the tallest freestanding building, the tallest mosque, the tallest swimming pool, the fastest and longest elevators, the second tallest observation deck and the title of the tallest restaurant. This 163-floor building is also the highest floor building in the world.
FACT#17. Burj Khalifa has the highest swimming pool on the 76th floor and a restaurant on the 122nd floor.
FACT#18. It is about three times as compared to the Eiffel Tower.
FACT#19. Burj Khalifa has accommodation of about 35,000 people at a time.
FACT#20. Five Olympic swimming pools can be filled with the amount of water released from the AC in Burj Khalifa in a year.
FACT#21. On seeing the Burj Khalifa, it is felt that this building is made of glass and steel. The outer covering of the building is made of 26,000 glass panels. 300 cover specialists were specially invited from China for glass cover. Around 12,000 laborers worked daily in the construction of the building.
FACT#22. Due to the height, the temperature on the top floor of the building is 15 ° C lower than the ground floor.
FACT#23. It is also interesting to note that this building was named Burj Dubai at the time of construction but it was renamed Burj Khalifa at the inauguration in honor of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who financed the building.
FACT#24. This building has also been surrounded by controversies. Human rights organizations had alleged that most of the laborers in the construction of the building were from South Asia and were given only five dollars a day’s wages. Apart from this, questions were also raised on the electricity spent on AC to keep it cool.
FACT#25. Four people were killed while building the Burj Khalifa.
FACT#26. The total amount of aluminum used in the tower weighs as much as 5 A380 aircraft!
FACT#27. The Dubai Fountain dances in front of the Burj Khalifa every 30-minutes starting at 6:00 pm from Wednesday through Sunday. It holds the record for the world’s largest dancing fountain system!
FACT#28. The Burj Khalifa contains 57 elevators and 8 escalators.
FACT#29. Over 10,000 fireworks were shot from the Burj Khalifa to celebrate its opening in 2010!
FACT#30. You can watch the sunset twice from the Burj Khalifa, once from a lower floor and then again from the observation deck!