Acknowledged already as the world’s highest tower, Burj Dubai attained another world first on May 12th2008 when it was acknowledged officially as the tallest tower as well as the tallest artificial building in the whole world. Glass panes that were put up at a giddy height of 512 m took the structure up to 636 m exceeding the Malaysia’s Petronas Towers with 181 meters, which is the present record holder.
Measuring New Heights in Lavish
The center section of downtown Dubai and one of iconic landmarks of Dubai, Burj Dubai, is bordered by lush open green areas and spacious pedestrian avenues in addition to a mix of commercial, residential hotel, leisure and entertainment outlets such as Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping mall. A big artificial lake wraps all over the tower providing each front elevation of the tower with spectacular and unique day and evening time views.
The tower alone is composed of classy residential apartments, futuristic office space, the superb-luxurious Armani Hotel, a special residents’ recline, four splendid swimming pools, modern fitness amenities, an influential cigar club, an observatory deck and serviced residences.
Outstanding Architectural Features
- The footstep of the tower, a tri-tossed form is based on a conceptual desert flower native to the place.
- At some angles the shadow of the tower proffers a slight clue to the onion arenas characteristic of Muslim architecture.
- The main foundation, which was built using more than 110, 000 bags of concrete, includes a concrete as well as steel platform with 192 loads sliding down to a depth of more than 50 meters.
- Artistically designed to endure Dubai’s scorching summer temperatures, the outside façade has 22, 000 shield panels made up of reflective glazing that has stainless steel cylinder vertical fins as well as textured and aluminum stainless spandrel panes.
- The tower uses advanced twofold-decker elevators.
- The uppermost residential floor takes up the 109th floor level and the observatory deck is found on the 124th floor with a private clubhouse on top of that.
- Incredibly similar to the packed tube idea of the Sears Tower, Burj Dubai is theoretically not a tube formation at all. In spite of its remarkable resemblance, it is structurally completely diverse from the Sears Tower.
Dubai Tower – A Worldwide Icon
Literally described as the “tower of Dubai”, Burj Dubai was originally conceived as a 90-storey building. A ruthless ambition to make a worldwide icon gave birth to this very tall magnum opus in concrete, glass and steel, which has made the whole world sit down and recognize the Dubai property improvement market as a worldwide leader to challenge with.
As said by Mohamed Ali Alabhar, Head of Emaar Properties, the Dubai Tower is not just an engineering and architectural masterpiece; it is indeed a human accomplishment that is impossible to challenge or yet equal. As a case in time, the Urban Habitat programs and Council on High Buildings on hosting its 8th International Congress in the city of Dubai and is utilizing Burj Dubai as an epitome to show the degree to which modern day buildings are thrusting the limits of engineering and technology.