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  • Presentation on Burjkhalifa
  • Contents • Introduction • Why Burj Dubai becomes Burj Khallifa?? • Idea behind • Architecture • Facts and figures
  • Introduction • Burj khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai,united Arab Emirates. • Currently the tallest manmade structure in the world. • Construction has taken 22 million man-hours.
  • Why Burj Dubai becomes Burj Khallifa?? • Burj Dubai was officially renamed by Dubai’s ruler as the Burj Khalifa named after the UAE president Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed.
  • Idea behind • Reportedly based on Government decision to diversity from oil based economy to service and tourism oriented.
  • “ARCHITECTURE” The concept of desert flower ”Hymenocallis” has been adopted in architectural design.
  • Burj Khalifa Construction team • Burj Khalifa was truly an international collaboration between more than 30 on-site contracting companies from nations around the world. • At the peak of construction, over 12,000 workers and constructors were on site every day, representing more than 100 nationalities. • Workers include mostly Indian,Pakistani and Srilankan
  • Structural System to resist the wind force • Tall building usually has to resist large wind force • The “Y” shaped structure of Burj Khalifa reduces the wind force in the building. • Y-shape plan keeps the structure simple and helps in faster construction.
  • Facts and Figures • Former names: Burj Dubai • Preceded by: Taipei 101 • Location : Dubai, United Arab Emirates • Construction started: January 2004 • Construction ended : 2010 • Opening: 4 January 2010 • Cost : USD $ 1.5 billion • Building with most floors: 160
  • Contd……. • Height Antenna spire : 829.84 m (2,723 ft) Roof : 828 m (2,717 ft) Top floor : 621.3 m (2,038 ft) • Architect : Adrian Smith • Developer : Emaar Properties • Structural engineer : Bill Baker
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