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Burj Khalifa (known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration) is an 829 metre high building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is currently the tallest building in the world.

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"Burj Khalifa"

History[]

The building was constructed in 2004 and finished in 2009. It was inaugurated on January 5th 2010. The building features an observation deck, restaurant, offices, apartments, hotel, and more.

In 2011, Alain Robert scaled the building, but the owners of the building insisted for him to wear a harness while scaling the building to avoid licence issues. The building became further popular when stunts were performed on it for filming of the film, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

The building started to allow tourists up the very top of the pinnacle for a cost of a few dinars. The pinnacle was open for workers only until 2014. The 200-metre tall pinnacle became popular after its official opening. In 2014, BASE jumpers jumped off the pinnacle, setting a world record for the highest jump of a building.

Records[]

  • Tallest building in the world at 829 metres and the tallest man-made structure ever built.
  • Most floors in a building with 163 floors.
  • Highest restaurant at 410 metres.
  • Tallest building in Asia.
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