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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Burj Khalifa - one of the best civil engineering projects



Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Time to build: 6 years

Cost: USD $1.5 billion

Height: 829.8m (2,722ft)
(228.8m higher than the second tallest building in the world)

Floor count: 163 floors


Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It was designed by the ( Willis Tower ) in Chicago.The y-shaped floor-plan of the building is apparently based on the Hymenocallis flower. It provides the highest possible outdoor views and exposes the building to the most available natural light.

The building also boasts records for the building with the most floors, the building with the highest residential property, the world's longest elevators, the world's highest nightclub, the world's highest restaurant and the world's second highest swimming pool.



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