Burj Khalifa - the tallest ever building which exists in the world. The exact height of the building is 828 m. The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, opening the 828-meter skyscraper, known throughout the world called "Burj Dubai" ("Dubai Tower"), renamed it, dedicating the building UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
"Burj Dubai" was designed as a "city within a city" - with their own lawns, boulevards and parks. The total cost of construction - about $ 1, 5 billion. Author of the project - the American architect Adrian Smith, already has experience in the design of such facilities. Burj Khalifa - the key element of a new business center in Dubai. Inside the complex are located hotels, apartments, offices and shopping centers. Under the project, 37 of the lower floors will house a hotel and 700 luxury apartments will occupy floors 45 to 108. The majority of the areas set aside for offices.
Especially for "Burj Khalifa" it has developed a special grade of concrete that can withstand temperatures of up to +50 ° C. Fill it only at night, and the solution was added to the ice.
Construction of the skyscraper began in 2004 and went with the speed of 1-2 floors per week. Concrete work had been completed after the construction of 160 floors, was further build 180-meter spire of the metal structures. Fire building system allows you to evacuate all its inhabitants no more than 32 minutes.
The tower will be completely self-generate electricity for itself: it will be used 61-meter turbine, rotating wind, as well as an array of solar panels (partly located on the walls of the tower) with a total area of about 15 thousand. Sqm. In addition, the building is equipped with special protection from the sun and reflecting glass panels, which will reduce heating of rooms inside, which reduces the need for air conditioning.
In March, 2006. the cruelty of the guards provoked a pogrom on a vast construction site of the tower Burj Dubai. 2500 iznurёnnyh workers after the change of expected strong latecomers bus when security beginning to find fault with him. Enraged workers beat the guard and started a pogrom construction headquarters, burning branded cars, and smashing office equipment, cracking safes.
The next morning, the workers refused to work, and had intended to go on strike as long as their employer «Al Naboodah Laing O'Rourke» will not raise wages and improve working conditions. The strike was joined by thousands of builders of the new airport terminal.