Dubai is the home of the world's tallest free-standing structure. Saudi Arabia's massive tower has a clock 35 times bigger than London's Big Ben.
Information and History on The Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest building in the world at 2,722 feet tall. This height is about double the height of the Sears Tower. The Burj Khalifa is a new icon for the Middle East, who usually does not build high historically, (except Dubai of course).
Take a look at all the records The Burj Khalifa broke once it was completed in 2010.
Burj Khalifa’s World Records
Tallest existing structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m or 2,063 ft)
Tallest structure ever built: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m or 2,121 ft)
Tallest freestanding structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m or 1,815 ft)
Tallest skyscraper (to top of spire): 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m or 1,671 ft)
Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower – 527 m or 1,729 ft)
Building with most floors: 163 (previously World Trade Center – 110)
Building with world’s highest occupied floor
World’s highest elevator installation (situated inside a rod at the very top of the building)
Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)
World’s tallest structure that includes residential space
World’s second highest outdoor observation deck: 124th floor at 452 m (1,483 ft) When it first opened, the observation deck was the highest outdoor observation deck in the World, but it has since been surpassed by Cloud Top 488 on top of Canton Tower.
World’s highest installation of an aluminum and glass façade: 512 m (1,680 ft)
World’s highest nightclub: 144th floor
World’s highest restaurant (At.mosphere): 122nd floor at 442 m (1,450 ft) (previously 360, at a height of 350 m (1,148 ft) in CN Tower)
World’s highest New Year display of fireworks.
World’s second highest swimming pool: 76th floor (world’s highest swimming pool is located on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong).