climb the tallest tower in the world- My Trip

We went up to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It is a skyscraper that rises above the center of Dubai with more than 800 meters high. It is a place visible from anywhere, elegant and chromed, that shines with every reflection of the sun. A record structure that contains some curiosities. Take a look to find out more!

Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world… for now

Burj Khalifa it is the tallest skyscraper in the world so far, thanks to its 828 meters of height. It is located in Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, famous for its powerful industrial, commercial and economic development. It stands in the center of the city, on Sheikh Zayed Avenue.

The works began on September 21, 2004 thanks to the designs of the architect Adrian Smith. At first it was thought to build a tower of 570 meters. However, the design evolved both in appearance and height and became a 600-meter tower.

When the works started, began to consider a greater height, with a new model that would exceed 700 meters. The expectation for the final appearance of Burj Khalifa kept practically all the citizens of Dubai intrigued, since very few would know what the definitive height of the famous skyscraper would be.

During the years after it was speculated about his final height, with rumors and theories that it would exceed a thousand meters. Theories that, finally, were disproved when the works concluded on January 4, 2010. The building reached 828 meters.

Currently, the building can be visited every day from half past nine in the morning to ten at night. The best time to climb is during sunset. The play of light from the sun recreates an ideal environment that you cannot miss.

The price of access is between 30 and 60 euros (depending on the schedule) in the case of the viewpoint on the 124th floor. Getting to the observation deck on the 148th floor costs between 80 and 120 euros.

Curiosities of the Burj Khalifa

Once the background of the Burj Khalifa was discovered, We tell you other very curious information on this mythical building. Pay attention!

1. His record figures

With its more than 800 meters high, The Burj Khalifa is three times taller than the Eiffel Tower. and doubles the height of the mythical Empire State of the United States. On a clear day this skyscraper can be seen from 95 kilometers away.

Also, has 57 elevators in operation, one of them is ultra-fast, as it reaches 36 km/h ascent speed. On the other hand, the building is covered by almost 29,000 glass panels, weighs no less than 500,000 tons and was used in its construction 1,500 million dollars.

2. It has two viewpoints

It was not enough for the tallest tower in the world to have a great viewpoint on the roof because its objective is to make us touch the sky. The Burj Khalifa has two observation decks. One is located on the 124th floor, at an altitude of 442 meters. It is the first viewpoint that was enabled once the skyscraper was inaugurated on January 4, 2010.

Nevertheless, on the 148th floor, at 555 meters above sea level, there is a second viewpoint. It is the newest and the most famous, since it is currently the highest viewpoint in the world, as it has managed to surpass the Canton Tower in China.

3. Its construction was inspired by a flower

The appearance of the Burj Khalifa was changing during the years prior to its construction. His current appearance resembles a flower called Hymenocallisvery typical in Dubai for its ability to adapt to tropical climates.

Perhaps this flower was thought of because of the building’s ability to withstand adversity and remain the tallest on the planet. Also, the flower on which it is inspired has very large petalshence its shape.

4. It is surrounded by an artificial lake

As if that were not enough, with its imposing height and beauty, the Burj Khalifa is surrounded by an artificial lake in turquoise tones. There is the Dubai fountain, another of the most outstanding tourist places in the city. In the surroundings, there are also luxury bars and restaurants and the famous Dubai Mall.

Ever since the Burj Khalifa entered the record books, there are many countries competing to build the tallest skyscraper in the world. We don’t know when they will get it, but for now, you can enjoy the feeling of touching the sky from this imposing skyscraper in Dubai.

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