Engineering Facts About Burj Khalifa

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It was constructed by Samsung C&T from South Korea, which also did work on the Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.

Total cost of construction was $1.5 billion

At 2,717 feet high, the Burj Khalifa is not only the world's tallest building, but is a full 1,046 feet higher than the world's previous record-holder, Taipei 101

On 28 September 2010 Burj Khalifa won the award for best project of the year at the Middle East Architect Awards 2010

Burj Khalifa was also received following awards-

Interior Architecture Award

Design Excellence Award

International Architecture Award

Skyscraper Award

In 2003, 33 test holes were drilled to study the strength of the bedrock underlying the structure

Over 45,000 m3 of concrete, weighing more than 110,000 tonnes were used to construct the concrete and steel foundation, which features 192 piles.

21 September 2004: Emaar contractors begin construction

21 July 2007: Surpasses Taipei 101, whose height of 509.2 meter

1 October 2009:  exterior of the building is completed

4 January 2010: Burj Khalifa is opened