Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Burj Dubai

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Architecture segment today is about the current highest human structure ever built. Eventhough still incomplete, it's high has already overcome any human structure anywhere in the world. The Burj Dubai. Burj Dubai mean Dubai Tower. The tower's architect is Adrian Smith.

The total budget for Burj Dubai is about US$ 4.1 billion and takes about 5 years to complete. The building is expected to be completed by September 2009.

Burj Dubai


When its finished, the high will be 818 m (2,684 ft). It is also the building with the most floors (160). Currently, eventhough classify as the highest structures in the world, all the records are still unofficials. The Council on Tall Building and Human Habitat currently not classify it as a building as it is still incomplete. Thus, until that happens, the record of highest building still hold by Taipei 101.


Burj Dubai has been designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels such as the Burj Dubai Lake Hotel & Serviced Apartments, 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Dubai Lake.

The silvery glass-sheathed concrete building will return the title of Earth's tallest free-standing structure to the Middle East—a title not held by the region since 1311 CE when Lincoln Cathedral in England surpassed the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which had held the title for almost four millennia.


Maybe its confusing to imagine how high is the 818m building is. Well, just look at the Petronas Twin Tower, and imagine another twin tower is put on top of it.. that is the high of Burj Dubai. Pretty tall right?

Will be this record be broken? I still can't imagine there is other building can surpass that...



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