Burj Khalifa Dubai Documentary: The Tallest Building In The World The tallest buildings in the world across time are: 1931 Empire State Building New York City, USA 381 m 1973 Sears Tower (Called willis Tower now) Chicago, USA 442 m 1998 Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 451 m 2004 Taipei 101 Taipei, Taiwan, 2004 509 m 2010 The Burj Khalifa Dubai, UAE 828 m The Burj Khalifa is an architectural masterpiece, standing at 828 meters and 160 stories tall, it holds the record for being the tallest building in the world. But that's not the only record it holds, it is: - The Tallest free-standing structure in the world. - Highest number of stories in the world. - Highest occupied floor in the world. - Highest outdoor observation deck in the world. - Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. - Tallest service elevator in the world. At the top there is an observation deck on level 124, and a fine dining restaurant on level 122. It houses 900 residences, 37 office floors and the Armani Hotel with 160 guestrooms and suites. Additionally it features 144 private residences designed by Armani for the most luxurious and lavish living experience possible. It also features a 11 hectares park with 6 water fountains and has 3000 underground parking spaces and a 4-storey fitness and recreation annex. Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories. Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake. The decision to build Burj Khalifa is reportedly based on the government's decision to diversify from an oil based economy to one that is service and tourism based. According to officials, it is necessary for projects like Burj Khalifa to be built in the city to garner more international recognition, and hence investment. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wanted to put Dubai on the map with something really sensational. Checkout a paranomic view http://dubaimap.hipa.ae/index.html http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/ http://gulfnews.com/in-focus/burj-khalifa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OZxOT61buo