WHEN AND WHERE WAS THE STRUCTURE BUILT?The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai United Arab Emirates. The construction began on 21 September 2004 and it was completed on October 2009, but the building officially opened on January 4 2009.
WHY WAS THE STRUCTURE BUILT? WHAT WAS/IS ITS PURPOSE? The decision to build the Burj Khalifa is basedon the governments decision to expand from anoil-based economy into an economy that is more focused on tourism and finacial survices.
WHAT ARE THE ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES THAT MAKE THIS STRUCTURE SPECIAL?The tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which also designed the WillisTowers(that is by the way the tallest building in Chicago). The architects where inspired by a flower.(see photo) The Burj Khalifa uses the bundled tube designs.
WHAT WERE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES ENGINEERS FACED WHEN BUILDING THIS STRUCTURE? HOW DID THEY OVERCOME THESE? The Burj Khalifa had some difficulties because the building company ran out of money to complete the building but then ScheichMohammed came and supported the company by giving the needed money.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE BUILDING OF THE STRUCTURE? They began with building on 21 September2004, and it was completed on 1 October 2009. So it took nine day‘s and four years to build.
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BURJ KHALIFA1. In the Burj Khalifa is a hotel from the famouse designer Giorgio Armani. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tn7Oocdwl A, but the Armani hotel is not the only hotel there are 9 hotels, about 19 residential towers, Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa Lake and 30,000 homes. Burj Khalifahas the World’s highest elevator installation and also World’s fastest elevators at 18 m/s compared to previous of Taipei 101 which was 16.83 m/s.
MATH ABOUT THE BURJ KHALIFAArchitectural 828 m (2,717 ft) Tip 829.8 m (2,722 ft) Roof 828 m (2,717 ft) Top floor 584.5 m (1,918 ft)Observatory 452.1 m (1,483 ft)