«Burj Khalifa» — the tallest skyscraper in the world

Photographer Daniel Chong was able to capture the skyscrapers of Dubai, rushing up through the morning mist, which sometimes covers the city.

The tallest skyscraper in the world, floating in the clouds.
The tallest skyscraper in the world

«Burj Khalifa» («Arab.» Tower of Khalifa «) — a skyscraper height of 829.8 m (with the number of floors 163) in Dubai, the tallest building in the world. The shape of the building resembles a stalagmite. (Photo by Daniel Cheong):
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The Dubai Tower was designed as a “city within a city” — with its own lawns, boulevards and parks. The total cost of the facility is about 1.5 billion dollars. (Photo by Daniel Cheong):
The tallest skyscraper in the world
Burj Khalifa was originally planned as the tallest building in the world. When the skyscraper was still being built, its design height was kept secret. This was done in the event that a skyscraper of greater height was designed somewhere — then adjustments could be made to the design of the Dubai Tower. (Photo by Daniel Cheong):
The tallest skyscraper in the world
Burj Khalifa — a key element of the new business center in Dubai. Inside the complex are located hotel, apartments, offices and shopping centers. The building has 3 separate entrances: the entrance to the hotel, the entrance to the apartment and the entrance to the office space. 900 apartments occupy floors from 44 to 72 and from 77 to 108. (Photo by Daniel Cheong):
The tallest skyscraper in the world
On the 122 floor there is a restaurant Atmosphere with 80 seats — a restaurant located at the highest altitude in the world. (Photo by Daniel Cheong):
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The windows keep out dust and reflect the sun’s rays, allowing you to maintain the optimum temperature in the building. The surface area of ​​the building is approximately equal to the area of ​​17 football fields. The Burj Khalifa glasses are washed daily, but it takes about three months to wash the entire surface. (Photo by Daniel Cheong):
The tallest skyscraper in the world
At the foot of the tallest skyscraper in the world in an artificial lake with an area of ​​12 hectares is the musical fountain Dubai. The fountain illuminates 6,600 light sources and 50 color spotlights. The length of the fountain is 275 m, and the height of the jets reaches 150 meters. (Photo by Daniel Cheong):
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
The tallest skyscraper in the world
Records set by the “Tower of Khalifa”:

  • the highest ground structure in the entire history of human construction — 829.8 m;
  • the building with the most floors is 163 (the previous record is 110 at the Willis Tower skyscrapers and the destroyed twin towers in New York);
  • the highest located observation deck is on the 124th floor at a height of 452 m;
  • the highest located restaurant Atmosphere — on the 122nd floor at an altitude of 442 m;
  • the highest and fastest elevator is 18 m / s.

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