Burj Dubai breaks more records

The Burj Dubai has broken records again to become the world's tallest man-made structure.

The Burj Dubai has broken records again to become the world's tallest man-made structure.

The previous holder of the title was the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, which is 628.8m high. The Burj Dubai is now 629m high and still growing. However, the building must be completed before it can be certified as the world's tallest building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

"Burj Dubai has accomplished another milestone in its development, placing the city of Dubai and Burj Dubai once again in the global spotlight. With over 160 storeys now, the most number of liveable floors in any building in the world, Burj Dubai is already pushing the frontiers in architecture, construction and engineering excellence," said Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties.

Designed by Adrian Smith and SOM, when complete the Burj Dubai will have used 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, 39,000 metric tons of steel rebar and 142,000 sq m of glass.

The final milestone for the Burj Dubai will be to become the tallest structure ever built, a record held by the Warsaw radio mast in Konstantynów near Gąbin, Poland. The mast was 646.4m tall until it collapsed in 1991.

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