14 Most Interesting Facts About Burj Khalifa

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There are many places in Dubai if you are looking for some adventure travel, but none compares to the two buildings Dubai is known for; the amazing Burj Khalifa and luxurious Burj Al-Arab.
Building the first 7 star hotel, Burj-Al-Arab was a catalyst for future infrastructure development UAE was about to undergo.
Building Burj Khalifa, the highest building in the world, was not an easy project for the developers.
So the structure’s owners, Emaar Properties, hired some of the best talents in the world to complete the project.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago (who were also the architect of Sears tower), Adrian Smith as Chief Architect, and Bill Baker as Chief structural engineers organized the tower’s architecture and engineering.
NORR Group Consultants International Limited supervised the project and Hyder Consulting as supervision engineers were selected for the architecture of the project.
While the owners selected the Korean based firm, Samsung C&T build Burj Khalifa as a primary contractor.
Burj Khalifa is not only the largest structure in the world, but it also breaks several other records impressively.
Burj Khalifa holds the record of 828 meters (2716.5 feet) high, comparatively, The Eiffel Tower is three times shorter and the Empire State Building approximately half. Its cloud-piercing height is one of its most impressive features.
If you are curious to know more here are the most interesting facts about Burj Khalifa:

14. Burj Khalifa has 2 sunsets

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Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure, is so high that from its base, the sunset can be observed twice, with one of the fastest elevators in the world one can reach to its tallest outdoor observation deck in the world on 124th floor to can see the sunset all over again.
Considering Burj’s height, there is a time gap of 3 minutes as you can view the sunset on the ground and quickly go through elevators on the top floor (It takes around 90 seconds to reach the top).
So you could enjoy the sunset for a second time on the same day for 90 seconds.

13. It is home to first Armani 5-star hotel

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Armani hotel is located in Burj Khalifa–the first-ever hotel designed by the maestro Giorgio Armani himself.
The hotel is elegantly designed in calm grey tones and minimalist interior, which are characteristic of the style of Armani.
You may all recognize the Armani Hotel, but it’s fun for you because Giorgio Armani wanted visitors to experience what the entrance into the house means–there is no reception or check-in counter.
There are many buildings in Dubai with luxurious amenities, but none have exceptional interiors like Armani.

12. A walk on water

Glass and lighting evoke the impression of stepping on the water in the entrance to the spa in every Sky Lobby.

11. Prince Hamdan hoisted Dubai flag on the tip

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To celebrate Expo 2020, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, hoisted the UAE flag at the tip of the Burj.

10. Spectacular view above the clouds

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The clouds are usually less than 1800 meters in Dubai and throughout the Middle East.
This unusual phenomenon is all about the altitude and the kind of clouds that form.
Clouds don’t fall and reach approximately 700 m in Dubai(exceptions).
When you are at the Burj Khalifa’s highest occupied floor on a foggy day, it may give you an illusion of standing on clouds.

9. Luxurious artistic experience

Building the Burj Khalifa was not strictly technical as the common spaces are decorated with an exclusive fragrance, chosen from 18 distinct aromas.
The interior depicts facets of the Middle East culture, Islamic architecture, including calligraphy and sand-dunes.
Any structure such as the Burj Khalifa will have plenty of space on its walls.
It is known Burj Khalifa details that the art collection of the building is enormous in all: over 1000 works by some world’s best-known artists (with a focus on Middle Eastern artists) hang in the interiors — many of which are commissioned specifically.

8. Burj Khalifa could be biggest musical instrument in the world

We construct many skyscrapers to bend with wind — the Burj is more exposed than others to powerful desert storms.
George J. Efstathiou (architect) clarified that to build the wind durability, he designed the structure in such a way that it gently swings the wind so that the human ears cant feel pressure difference.
Burj Khalifa’s design curtain wall sets it in sync like a musical tool so that the harmonics do not match those of the wind (do not resonate with the wind).

7. Tom Cruise climbed the Burj in Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol

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If you are a fan of mission impossible series, then you must know that Tom Cruise insists on performing all the stunts himself.
Tom enjoys performing death-defying feats on the screen, whether it’s stepping up his manhood ego, shake actors and directors in their seats, or get some old-fashioned thrills. 
It is one of the interesting facts about Burj Khalifa that in 2011 Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise did not even blink at it while performing the act. He scaled to 2,722 feet above the floor of the world’s highest building. 
Yeah, he did all of it himself, no double trick! Cruise taught months but did not expect that he was experiencing the intense crosswinds at that point. 
He continuously smashed several times into the curtain wall, but the shot was completed.
There are other adrenaline freaks too, like Fred Fugen, and Vince Reffet broke the world record base jump the 2717-feet height.

6. It is artistic but not ordinarily artistic

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Art enthusiasts seem to be glad to realize that the beautiful desert flower-shaped building is packed with extraordinary pieces of art. 
A sculpture created with shifting oval shapes by Egyptian-born artist Karim Rashid found at the corporate entrance and the installation “World Voices” in the living space. 
It features the dangling cymbals sounding as drops of water hit them, and the latter is the work of Catalan artist Jaume Plensa.

5. The tip of this skyscraper can be seen from a distance of 95 km away

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The ‘telescopic’ spiral, which is created of more than 4,000 tonnes of steel, is one of the most identifiable architectural characteristics of the Burj Khalifa.
This spiral can be seen up to 60 miles (95 km) away on a typical sunny day.

4. Comparatively, few labors died during construction

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There have surprisingly been very few accidental deaths–there has been only one, according to some records, while the other states four.
The amount may, however, be much higher, given that the terrible circumstances in which many workers (mostly from South Asia) had undergone.
Health issues associated with long-term probems are not taken into consideration.

3. Burj Khalifa has temperature difference as that of mountains.

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At Burj Khalifa’s highest level, tourists can have a temperature of almost 15 degrees lower than the building’s base.
It is equivalent to the effortless scaling of a mountain, as temperatures lowers as the height increase going high up the altitude.

2. Extreme Material use

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Such a mega-structures also requires extraordinary quantities of raw products. 
It is one Burj Khalifa information that it is made up of so much concrete that alone concrete can weigh equivalent to 100000 elephants. 
If you want to take this into account, the average weight of an elephant is around 5 tons. A massive amount of fifty thousand tons of concrete was used to make the famous Burj Khalifa!
We can’t imagine the capacity of the concrete pump.
It’s also said that building Burj Khalifa 55,000 tonnes of steel rebar were used. 
Assume that if we set the entire rebar used in the construction in line; We can cover about a quarter of the circumference of the planet.
The sum of the aluminum used in the building was equivalent to five A380 Airbus passenger aircraft’s total weights. It’s good that the managers didn’t order everything altogether!
Burj Khalifa’s astronomical construction cost 1.5 billion dollars. In the first year of its opening, it paid the full expenditure off.
The construction site for this wonder was a demonstration alone. It has been driven by the world’s most ingenious machinery and equipment.
They also built Burj Khalifa with the three biggest self-jacking cranes in the world, each with a 25-ton carrying capacity.
The structure lasted nearly six years to complete. As its construction was underway, over 12,000 workers of the day worked on the project at a time.

1. Exact reason to build it

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Burj Khalifa was constructed from 2004 to 2009 and inaugurated in 2010, proving to be a major tourist destination along with Dubai fountain in Downtown Dubai.
The government’s choice to diverse itself from the oil economy makes Dubai a dream place of people around the globe and to gain worldwide recognition.
The building’s original name was Burj Dubai, which was renamed to Burj Khalifa in honor of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Sheikh Khalifa), the President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

The Khalifa Tower (unofficial name) has 2909 steps, stretching from the ground level to 160.
It covers an area of 11 hectares, six startling features of water, and an area of 3000 underground parking.
It has four swimming pools (including the second-highest pool at the 76th floor) and At.mosphere, the highest fine-dining restaurant in the world on level 122.
Burj Khalifa needs 250,000 gallons of water (946,000 liters) daily.
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Burj Khalifa has a built-up area of 5.67 million square feet and has 1.85 million square feet of residential space (Burj Khalifa is home 35,000 people) and over 300,000 of prime office space.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recognize Burj Khalifa as the tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Soon a tower named Jeddah Tower or Kingdom Tower, which is located in Saudi Arabia will surpass Burj Khalifa for the title.

10 Amazing Facts of the World which will Shock you

These are top amazing facts of the world Part-1.

10. Platypuses don’t have nipples

It might be strange that being born from leathery eggs, baby platypus does require nursing like other mammals.
But, female platypus does not have nipples. Instead, their milk is produced on their abdomen called mammary gland ducts
The baby platypus has to suck it through skin folds or fur of their mother.

09. Antarctica was once as warm as sunny california

Modern Antarctica rarely reminds people of beaches and sunshine. But according to new studies, it used to be a very pleasant warm location for the continent and its surroundings. During the Eocene, the climate of Antarctica resembled the modern Californian coast about 40 to 50 million years ago, while nearby polar islands were more similar to Florida.This could be one of the most surprising and one of the amazing facts of the world.

08. Match.com founder got dumped because of a match.com match

Gary Kremen, the creator of match.com, lost his girlfriend to a person she encountered at match.com
Match founder Gary Kremen claims that he built the site with women in mind, and he realized that his effort was a success when his own girlfriend left him for another man she met at Match.
“You have to design the whole system for women, not men,” Kremen says, “Who cares what men think?”.

07.Dinosaurs roamed the earth for 150 million years; humans have been around for a mere 0.1% of that time

There were dinosaurs before there were humans. These animals roamed the world for 150 million years.
They did not burn out, despite common belief, because of an asteroid or because they were failed in terms of evolution. Nobody really knows what happened to these animals.
There are only theories. We’re likely never going to understand why they disappeared out ultimately.
We can explore their fossils only and understand what they have finished behind.

06. Coffee increases your urine production but doesn't dehydrate you

The myth that coffee dehydrates you have been around since 1928 It does not dehydrate you, despite the liquid being a diuretic (a substance that increases the production of urine)
A latest research released in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by British scientists compared several common drinks with water’s hydrating effects.
The outcome? Ahh, you can hydrate with coffee.
Oh, and they also discovered it that skim milk was highly hydrating. The lesson? Don’t hesitate to drink the second cup of coffee.

05. Humans are the only animals that enjoy spicy foods

Scientists have had difficulty explaining, but it’s an evolutionary mystery, that humans are the only animals that really enjoy eating spicy food
Eating tender peppers does not seem to have any health advantages, so the main cause some suggested is the thrill factor or taste factor in most cases.

04. In a room with 23 people, there is a 50% chance of two of them having the same birthday. If there are 70 people, it increases to 99.9%

The birthday problem or the birthday paradox is a concept of probability that determines the likelihood among a group of people that two individuals have the same birthday.
Since there is a maximum of 366 days in a year, including 29 February, and assuming that each day of the year has an equal chance of being a birthday.
Statistically, there is a 50% chance that among 23 people two individuals have the same birth dates and when there are 70 people likelihood reaches 99.9%.
When there are 367 individuals, perfect 100% is achieved.

03. Pigeons, both male and female, produce milk to feed their hatchlings.

The milk produced by pigeons and doves is known as “crop milk,” and is a pale-yellow, semi-solid substance, unlike mammalian milk.
Crop milk is exceptionally high in protein and fats, more than in the cow or human milk portions. 
But it includes antioxidants and immune-enhancing elements just like mammalian milk.
Flamingos and penguins also produce a crop milk-like substance to feed their offspring.

02. The exact height of Mt. Everest is 29000 feet, surveyors added an extra 2 feet in official findings just to ‘sound realistic’.

Several efforts have been taken since 1715 to calculate the exact height of the mighty Himalayas’ highest point. 
While some attempts failed because of failing to access the mountains, others succeeded because internal variables such as light refraction were not taken into consideration in the calculations.
Sikdar used trigonometric calculations depending on readings made by James Nicolson, a former surveyor. 
Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor and General of India, apparently verified his calculations.
The height of Mount Everest was 8,840 m (29,002 ft). In fact, Mount Everest’s real height was calculated to be exactly 29,000 ft (8,839.2 m). 
But while releasing the data to the public, to make it seem more realistic, he added two feet to 29,000 feet.

01.If you have a dollar bill in your wallet there is a 90% chance that it was used to snort cocaine

The word “dirty cash” is for true, as cocaine contaminates about 90 percent of US one-dollar notes.
A 2009 research by the American Chemical Society, where researchers studied banknotes from over 30 cities in five separate nations including the United States, Canada, Japan, China, and Brazil, discovered “alarming” cocaine use in most locations.

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