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Burj Khalifa 

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  • Who: Burj Khalifa Tower

  • What: Tallest building

  • Where: United Arab Emirates

The tallest building is the Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower) which measures 828 m (2,716 ft 6 in) tall, was developed by Emaar Properties and officially opened in Dubai, UAE, on 4 January 2010.

(architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP) Total built-up area: 5,766,388 sq.ft. Total usable area: 4,233,488 sq,ft. Burj Khalifa (Arabic: ÈÑÌ ÎáíÝÉý "Khalifa Tower"), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,716 ft 6 in). Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010,and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) flagship development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district.

 

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