Burj Dubai opens tomorrow

Posted: August 15, 2010 in News & Articles
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Burj Dubai!

Burj Dubai!

Amidst the crisis, Dubai is keeping its date to create history by opening the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, tomorrow, even as it is keeping the whole world guessing about the final height of the magnificent tower whose parent is fighting for survival.

Though the final height of the super-scrapper is not known, the 1-billion pound Burj Dubai is at least 2,683 ft from its base to the tip of its spire—-equivalent of three-and-a-half Canary Wharf towers or two Empire State Buildings stacked up.

Its final height is being kept a secret until tomorrow, but architects who have worked on the building have hinted it could break the 2,700-ft mark.  The tower is more than 1,000ft higher than its nearest inhabited rival, Taiwan’s 1,671-ft Taipei 101.

Not only is Burj Dubai the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Dubai wins by far in all three categories.

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