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Top 10 Burj Khalifa facts

by CW staff on Dec 28, 2009


The last of 28,261 cladding panels being put in place.
The last of 28,261 cladding panels being put in place.

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Ahead of its opening on January 4, Emaar, developer of the Burj Khalifa tower, has released some of the massive numbers and world records that make up the world’s tallest building.

  • 31,400 – the amount of steel rebar in metric tonnes used in the structure of Burj Dubai
  • 28,261– the number of glass cladding panels making up the exterior of tower and its two annexes
  • 15,000 – the amount of water in litres collected from the tower’s cooling equipment that will be used for landscaping irrigation
  • 12,000 – the numbers of workers on site during peak of construction
  • 5,500 – the capacity in kilograms of the tower’s service lift
  • 3,000 – the number of underground parking spaces
  • 1,044 – the total number of residential apartments inside Burj Dubai
  • 900 – the length in the feet of the world’s tallest performing fountain, The Dubai Fountain, that lies at the foot of the tower
  • 605 – the vertical height in metres to which concrete was pumped in the construction of Burj Dubai, a world record for concrete pumping
  • 504 – the distance traveled, or ‘rise’ in metres of Burj Dubai’s main service lift, the most of any elevator



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