Burj al-Khalifa: Beyond the clouds

If we are looking for engineering symbols in various fields, and when it comes to structural engineering, it is definitely one of the first names to come to mind in the Khalifa Tower.

In competition with the Khalifa Tower, not only that no skyscraper in the world reach its 828-meter high, but even if in such a competition it would be unfair to include other high-rise structures, such as telecommunication antennas, the Khalifa Tower also retains its title.
Burj Khalifa has not only become the emblem of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai for many years, but also as a symbol of human engineering genius in the construction of high-rise buildings in contemporary history.

The construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004 as the center and most important part of the business district of Dubai, known as Downtown Dubai. According to government officials, Burj Khalifa is actually a small part of a larger project to diversify the emirate’s revenue sources and reduce its dependence on oil revenues.

Jacqui Josefsen, a spokeswoman for the real estate company Neklah, says:
He (Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, prime minister of the Emirates and the ruler of Dubai) wanted to put Dubai in a thrilling project.

The goal of the Khalifa Tower builders was to build the world’s tallest structure, with every definition and standard.

A real estate company, “Emirati Construction”, which was responsible for constructing the Tower of Dubai, from the outset said its goal was “to build the world’s largest building, based on all standards and definitions of the Association of Tall Buildings and Urban Housing (CTBUH).”

Eventually the Khalifa Tower was able to achieve all its predetermined goals.

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