The the worlds newest tallest building is about to be completed, looks amazing, should be safer than going to space to get a better view of earth
SPECIFICATIONS – BURJ DUBAI (DUBAI TOWER) AND DUBAI MALL, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Order year: 2003
Construction start: 2004
Project type: Mall, residential and retail facilities and world’s tallest skyscraper
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Estimated investment: Dh800 million (mall, residential and retail facilities); Dh3.9 billion (tower)
Completion: 2006 (mall); 2007 (tower)
Retail space: 5 million square ft
Car parking: 16,000 spaces
Key Players: Sponsor EMAAR Properties PJSC
Lead contractors, designers, architects and engineers:
DC Architects PTE Limited, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Bauer Spezialtiefbau, Middle East Foundations, Turner Construction Corporation, Grocon, Lerch, Bates and Associates Incorporated
Image is from BBC comparing the biggest buildings,
You can’t say they don’t have a vision. Remarkably, the inspiration for the tower comes from – a flower. The Hymenocallis is a plant widely cultivated in Dubai, India and around the region. It’s harmonious structure is one of the organizing principles for the design.
Btw, some people are talking about CN Tower of Toronto not being in that comparison chart. CN Tower is not a building, its the tallest standing structure.