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Burj Dubai – World’s Tallest Building

Tallest Building in the world: UAE Skyscraper – design by SOM, architects

post updated 23 Mar 2021 ; 1 Jan 2010

Burj Dubai Tower

Height: 828 metres (2716 feet)

The Burj Dubai was renamed shortly before completion to Burj Khalifa

World’s Tallest Building : the Burj Khalifa status ratified

Completion date for this iconic skyscraper was 4 Jan 2010

Burj Khalifa Skyscraper : information from US architects Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects.

Note although Adrian Smith helped design the tower he was working for Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) at the time – this has caused some confusion but is quite simple really.

22 May 2008

Burj Dubai Building

Latest photographs of this stunning UAE skyscraper project:

Dubai Tower

1 May 2008

Burj Dubai Skyscraper

Architect Adrian Smith advises that no new habitable floors will be added to the tower, giving a stronger idea of this secretive skyscraper project’s final appearance.

So far 160 floors of the Burj Dubai tower have been completed. The skyscraper is already the tallest man-made structure in the world, since 7 April 2008. News reports suggest 162 floors will be built.

Picture of the World’s Tallest skyscraper from July 2007:
Burj Dubai Tower

The focus now will be on building four steel-framed communications floors and the steel spire above. Amazingly this might be up to 70 storeys high, pushing the skyscraper’s final height beyond 800m.

Before the tower reached 629 metres in height the world’s tallest building record was held by the KVLY-TV Mast, North Dakota, USA.

Adrian Smith helps run Chicago architecture practice Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. Previously he ran another Chicago architects office – Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) won the design competition for this UAE skyscraper in 2003.

Images of the skyscraper model received 28 Nov 2008:
World's Tallest Skyscraper Dubai skyscraper
photos : Samar Jodha

Picture of the tower interior received 28 Nov 2008:
Burj Dubai interior
photo : SOM

Facilities from base of World’s Tallest building: hotel; hotel residences; apartments; offices

Developer: Emaar Properties, UAE

This UAE skyscraper design was influenced by an Asian plant, Hymeocallis.

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Location: Downtown, Dubai, UAE

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