15 Feb 2010

The world's tallest building...

Burj Khalifa Height, Facts & Figures
Bringing Burj Khalifa to life required a combination of visionary ideals and solid science. In the process, the project
amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics.

World Records

At over 800 metres (2625 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
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• Tallest building in the world

• Tallest free-standing structure in the world

• Highest number of stories in the world

• Highest occupied floor in the world

• Highest outdoor observation deck in the world

* Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world

• Tallest service elevator in the world


Tallest of the Supertall

Not only is Burj Khalifa 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 Khalifa wins by far in all three categories.

Height to architectural top
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the
building. This includes spires, but does not include antennae, signage, flagpoles or other functional-technical equipment.

This measurement is the most widely used and is used to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rankings of the Tallest Buildings in the World.

Highest occupied floor

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest continually
occupied floor within the building. Maintenance areas are not included.

Height to tip

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the
building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element. This includes antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment.

Petronas Twin Towers is the 4th in the world now BUT if they let the combination of those towers into one then Petronas Twin Towers is still the world's tallest building! He he he...


2 comments:

Bristi said...

Cool writing....and wonderful pictures...really loved this site...

MiLd™ said...

Bristi,
Thanks for dropping by and thanks too for "following" :) Good days to you...

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