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Official Name Burj Khalifa
Former / Other Name Burj Dubai
Type building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address 1 Emaar Boulevard (Map)
Building Function office / residential / hotel
Structural Material steel / concrete
Proposed 2003
Start of Construction 2004
Completion 2010
Global Ranking #1 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #1 tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #1 tallest in UAE
City Ranking #1 tallest in Dubai
Official Website Burj Khalifa
Height: Architectural 828.0 meter / 2717 feet
Height: Occupied 584.5 meter / 1918 feet
Height: To Tip 829.8 meter / 2723 feet
Height: Observatory 452.1 meter / 1483 feet
Floors Above Ground 163
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 58
Top Elevator Speed 10 m/s
Tower GFA 309,473 m² / 3,331,140 ft²
# of Apartments 900
# of Hotel Rooms 304
# of Parking Spaces 2957
Companies Involved
Owner/Developer Emaar Properties
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Architect of Record Hyder Consulting
Structural Engineer Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
MEP Engineer Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Project Manager Turner Construction
Main Contractors Samsung C&T Corporation; Arabtec; Besix
Other Consultants
Façade ALT Cladding
• Geotechnical AECOM
• Wind RWDI; Cermak Peterka Petersen (CPP), Inc.
Material Suppliers
• Cladding HALFEN; Al Ghurair
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
About Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa has redefined what is possible in the design and engineering of supertall buildings. By combining cutting-edge technologies and cultural influences, the building serves as a global icon that is both a model for future urban centers and speaks to the global movement towards compact, livable urban areas. The Tower and its surrounding neighborhood are more centralized than any other new development in Dubai. At the center of a new downtown neighborhood, Burj Khalifa's mixed-use program focuses the area's development density and provides direct connections to mass transit systems. See Project Case Study
CTBUH Awards
2010 Global Icon Award
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)
2010 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Award
CTBUH 9th Annual Awards, (See the CTBUH Awards Book)

Burj Khalifa: Creating the World’s Tallest Integrated “Vertical City”
CTBUH Shanghai Congress
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall Vernacular
CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Interview: H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar
M. A. Alabbar (Emaar Properties), CTBUH Chicago Conference
Interview: K. J. Kim, Samsung C & T, Seoul
K. J. Kim (Samsung), 2010 Awards Symposium
A New Typology for Tall Buildings
G. J. Efstathiou (SOM), W. Baker (SOM), CTBUH Awards Symposium
Supertalls: The Next-Generation
W. Baker (SOM), CTBUH Mumbai Conference
Protection of Elevators for Building Evacuation
A.Vanney (Rolf Jensen Associates), CTBUH Mumbai Conference
The World's Tallest as Economic Stimulus
M. A. Alabbar (Emaar Properties PJSC), CTBUH Chicago Conference
Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project
A.Abdelrazaq (Samsung), K.J.Kim, J. H. Kim (Samsung), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Enhancements
J.Evenson (Rolf Jensen & Associates), A. Vanney (Rolf Jensen & Associates), CTBUH Dubai Congress
A Vision for the World's Tallest
HE H. N. Lootah (Dubai Municipality), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Faade Access for the Burj Dubai
L.Herzog (Lerch Bates), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Designing the Burj Dubai
A.Smith (Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Hear the Burj Khalifa Creaking in a Storm
CTBUH Global News,

Technical Papers
From Jin Mao to Kingdom: Search for an Asian Supertall
Adrian Smith (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Burj Khalifa: Creating the World’s Tallest Integrated
Fred Durie (Emaar Properties), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Validating the Dynamics of the Burj Khalifa
A. Abdelrazaq (Samsung Corporation), CTBUH Journal
Burj Dubai: Life Safety and Crisis Response Planning
J. Evenson (Rolf Jensen & Associates), A. Vanney (Rolf Jensen & Associates), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Burj Dubai: Designing the World's Tallest
A. Smith (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Brief on the Construction Planning of the Burj Dubai Project
A. Abdelrazaq (Samsung Corporation), K. J. Kim (Samsung Corporation), CTBUH Dubai Congress
The Role of Peer Review in the Foundation Design
C. N. Baker (STS Consultants), T. A. Kiefer (STS Consultants), CTBUH Dubai Congress
Burj Dubai: An Architectural Technical Design Case Study
P. A. Weismantle (SOM), G. L. Smith (SOM), CTBUH / Wiley Tal Journal
Burj Dubai Stack Effect - Passive Stack Effect Mitigation
P. A. Weismantle (SOM), L. Leung (SOM), CTBUH Journal
The World's Tallest Building, Burj Dubai, U.A.E.
W. Baker (SOM), CTBUH Seoul Congress

News Articles
Video: Daring Duo Leap from World’s Tallest Building
CTBUH Global News, 2014-04
Abu Dhabi Offers Least Expensive Office Space Despite Available Wealth
CTBUH Global News, 2014-03
Fog Phenomenon Returns to Transform Dubai Skyline
CTBUH Global News, 2014-02
Residents of Burj Khalifa Fear Drastic Consequences of Unpaid Fees
CTBUH Global News, 2014-02
Dubai’s Record-Breaking Fireworks Show Includes Burj Khalifa
CTBUH Global News, 2014-01
Branding Tall Buildings as Luxurious
CTBUH Global News, 2013-09
Google Takes to the Skies, Courtesy of the Burj
CTBUH Global News, 2013-06
Video: Watch the Climb to the Top
CTBUH Global News, 2013-06
Video: Watching a Sand Storm from the Burj Khalifa
CTBUH Global News, 2013-05
Hear the Burj Khalifa Creaking in a Storm
CTBUH Global News, 2013-04
The Man Behind the Burj Khalifa Seeks to Do It Again
CTBUH Global News, 2013-04
Businessweek Examines Elevator Advancements
Bloomberg Businessweek, 2013-01
Photographer Offers Panoramic Views from Burj Khalifa
CTBUH Global News, 2013-01
A Look at 'World's Coolest Futuristic Buildings'
Travel + Leisure, 2013-01
Video: World’s Tallest Building Celebrates New Year
CTBUH Global News, 2013-01
Burj Khalifa Struck by Lightning
CTBUH Global News, 2012-12
CTBUH: BBC Series Spotlights Skyscrapers
BBC, 2012-12
Photos Released of Burj Khalifa in a Fog
CTBUH Global News, 2012-10
Video: Maintenance Worker Goes Over the Edge
Architecture Today, 2012-08
Site Names World's Ten Best Observation Decks
Viator Travel Blog, 2012-08
Data Discloses Top International Buyers in Burj Khalifa
CTBUH Global News, 2012-08
Video: Diving Off the Burj Khalifa
CTBUH Global News, 2012-07
Burj Khalifa in Supertall Mega Research Project
ConstructionWeekOnline.com, 2012-06
Burj Khalifa to Hold Online Auction for Full Floor Corporate Space
World Property Channel, 2012-04
Glass walkway to connect Burj with Metro
Emirates 24|7, 2012-01
Bravehearts: Burj's a cruise for them
Gulfnews.com, 2011-12
Quick fire question: is the burj earthquake proof?
Construction Week Online, 2011-11
Mosque in Burj Khalifa an urban myth
The National, 2011-11
Engineers Design Skyscrapers to Withstand Winds and Aging
Knovel, 2011-11
Fatwa Means Late Break of Fast for Top Floors of Burj Khalifa
The National, 2011-11
Fatwa means late iftar on top Burj Khalifa floors
The National, 2011-08
LEGO Group to launch Burj Khalifa Architecture Series model
Zawya, 2011-05
Armani hotel opens in Dubai's Khalifa tower
The Economic Times, 2011-04
Mother nature lights up the world's tallest building
Daily Mail, 2011-04
Mother nature Lights Up World's Tallest Building
MailOnline, 2011-04
Burj Khalifa dream fulfilled for brain cancer boy Noah
The National, 2011-04
French Spiderman scales Burj Khalifa
Gulfnews.com, 2011-03
Tallest Trends and the Burj Khalifa
CTBUH, 2011-03
World record for Burj Khalifa: Final word awaited
Gulf News, 2011-03
World's highest restaurant 'At.mosphere' opens in Burj Khalifa
Zawya, 2011-01
World's highest fireworks usher in New Year in UAE
Khaleej Times, 2011-01
Burj Khalifa First Recipient of 'Global Icon' Award
Structural Engineer, 2010-10
Top Illinois Engineering Honors for 2010
Chicago Tribune, 2010-06
Armani Hotel Opens in Dubai's Khalifa Tower
The Economic Times, 2010-04
World's Tallest Reopens Observation Deck After 2 Months
The Gaea Times, 2010-04
Burj Khalifa Observation Deck Not World's Highest
HotelierMiddleEast.com, 2010-03
World Record: Final Word Awaited
Gulfnews.com, 2010-03
Burj Khalifa and its Machines
ConstructionWeekOnline.Com, 2010-02
Burj Khalifa Observation Deck Incident is Minor Case
Gulfnews.com, 2010-02
Burj Khalifa shuts down observation deck
Chicago Tribune, 2010-02
Talking Tall
Khaleej Times, 2010-01
Paul Goldberger Finds the Burj Khalifa More than Just a Tall Tale
Khaleej Times Online, 2010-01
The Burj Dubai-Burj Khalifa Name Change
Chicago Tribune, 2010-01
Burj Dubai opens
World Architecture News, 2010-01
Dubai skyscraper symbol of S. Korea's global heights
CNN, 2010-01
Taipei 101 to Hand Over World's Tallest Building Title
M&C, 2009-12
Burj Dubai Set to be the World's Tallest Building
Business Daily, 2009-12
Opening of World's Tallest Marks End of Dubai Era
AFP, 2009-12
Burj Dubai enters final leg of construction
Business Intelligence Middle East, 2009-11
Dubai Skyscraper Symbol of S. Korea's Global Heights
CNN, 2009-10
Developer to Open Part of Burj Dubai by Year's End
Taiman News, 2009-10
Floor 124 of Burj Dubai to be Open to Tourists
Khaleej Times Online, 2009-09
Final Cladding to be Put on Burj Dubai Within Weeks
Emirates 24|7, 2009-08
Burj Dubai's Inspiration The Mile High Illinois
ConstructionWeekOnline.Com, 2009-03
Would 2,683 Feet Be Enough for You?
Chicago Tribune, 2009-01
Middle East Projects Vie For Tallest Tower Title
Site Selection, 2008-11
Skyscraper So Tall Builders Can't Use Walkie-Talkies
Gizmodo, 2008-08
Reaching for the Clouds in Dubai
The New York Times, 2008-08
Dubai's Cloudbuster
Engineering News-Record, 2008-05
Burj Dubai is the Height of Success
Gulfnews.com, 2008-04
Building the Burj
Gulf Construction, 2008-04
Burj Dubai Becomes World's Tallest Man-Made Structure
Zawya, 2008-04
Dubai Delays World's Tallest Building
USA Today, 2008-03
Burj Dubai Will Inspire Architects of the Future
Emirates Business, 2008-03
Dubai's Tall Claims to Fame
Property Weekly, 2008-02