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Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
Image © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
Construction progress - November, 2008 - Photograph courtesy of Burj Dubai Skyscraper

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
Construction progress - November, 2008 - Photograph courtesy of Burj Dubai Skyscraper

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
Construction progress - November, 2008 - Photograph courtesy of Burj Dubai Skyscraper

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
Construction progress - October, 2007 - Photograph by Imre, courtesy of Burj Dubai Skyscraper

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
Construction progress - October, 2007 - Photograph by Imre, courtesy of Burj Dubai Skyscraper

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
Construction progress - October, 2007 - Photograph by Imre, courtesy of Burj Dubai Skyscraper

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
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Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.

Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed photograph.
Construction progress - September, 2006 - Photograph by AltinD, courtesy of Burj Dubai Skyscraper

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The Burj Khalifa

Official name: Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed
Also known as: Burj Dubai
Also known as: Tower of Khalifa
Formerly: Burj Dubai
Built: 2004-2010
Cost: $4,100,000,000
Designed by: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Type: Skyscraper
Stories: 206
Maximum Height: 2,717 feet / 828 meters
Location: No. 1, Burj Dubai Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Description by Wayne Lorentz
T he early 2000's was an exciting time in the skyscraper race. A number of monster projects were announced, each taller than the last. But of all the lofty promises made, The Burj Khalifa was one of the very few completed.

Because of the competition, it wasn't until the building officially opened in January, 2010 that the public learned its actual height: 2,717 feet. There had been rumors for years that the design kept getting tweaked taller as rival buildings with taller heights were announced. But you get to a point where you have to eventually stop building, and for The Burj Khalifa, that point is at 828 meters.

Dubai is no stranger to monumental skyscrapers, but this one sets a new standard. Aesthetically, the Burj Dubai is a brilliant shard of glass piercing the Arabian sky. It is formed by three main shafts arranged in a Y shape. Their setbacks taper in a spiral pattern until the Burj Dubai becomes a spire in the sky. In any city, this would be a monumental structure. On the flat plain of Dubai, it is a shock to behold, and visible for dozens of miles.

But this tower does not stand on its own. It is part of a 500-acre complex of offices, hotels, shops, lagoons, and public space that are a technological, economic, and social oasis all on its own.

  • Architect: Adrian Smith
  • Developer: Emaar Properties
  • The foundation is made up of 192 concrete and steel pilings more than 164 feet (50 meters) deep. They are joined by a 12-foot-thick raft upon which the skyscraper rests.
  • 45,000 cubic meters of concrete was used in the foundation.
  • The hotel in the Burj Dubai is going to be an Armani-branded hotel. In keeping with Islamic custom it will have separate hours for women and men at the pool.
  • The footprint of this building is in the shape of a hymenocallis, a desert flower native to the area.
  • According to an interview in Construction Week, the air conditioning chillers installed on the 155th and 159th floor are so high that their design had to take into account the thinner air at that elevation.

  • This building has about 30 setbacks.
  • Underground parking spaces: 16,000

  • January, 2004: Construction began.
  • September 20, 2004: The first concrete was poured for the foundation.
  • June 26, 2005: Gulf News reported that the estimated total cost for the Burj Dubai complex rose to US$5,500,000,000.
  • July 16, 2005: Construction Week magazine reported that the designers of the Burj Dubai were reconsidering their decision to use stainless steel on the exterior of the tower because prices jumped from US$400 a ton to $2,200 in just two years.
  • March 23, 2006: The Associated Press reported that 2,500 construction workers rioted because of low pay and poor treatment, doing an estimated US$1,000,000 in damage. Thousands of construction workers at other Dubai projects also went on a sympathy strike.
  • April 16, 2006: AME Info reported that the Burj Dubai was going to be at least 200 stories tall, a number that turned out to be false.
  • September 1, 2006: Construction reached 70 stories.
  • October 1, 2006: Construction reached 75 stories.
  • October 31, 2006: Construction reached 80 stores and 850 feet / 259 meters. That height made it taller than the tallest building in Europe.
  • November 11, 2006: ITPBusiness reported that construction was being delayed by a shortage of exterior cladding material.
  • April 6, 2007: The tower reached a record-breaking 120 stories.
  • July 21, 2007: This building passes Taipei 101 as the tallest building on Earth.
  • August 12, 2007: Passed 1,730 feet in height -- higher than the antennae atop the former Sears Tower in Chicago.
  • August 29, 2007: Passed the CN Tower in Toronto to become the world's tallest free-standing structure.
  • September 3, 2007: Passed 1,772 feet in height -- higher than the Ostankino Tower in Moscow.
  • May, 2008: This building passes the KVLY Television tower in North Dakota to become the tallest man-made object on Earth.
  • May 20, 2008: A worker is crushed to death by an exterior panel.
  • May 24, 2008: A British man parachuted off of the Burj Dubai just days after it rose to a height making it the tallest man-made structure ever built. He managed to sneak past security guards and walk up more than 150 stories of stairs with all of his gear without being noticed.
  • June 17, 2008: Arabian Business reported that the height of this building was increased by planners, but remains secret.
  • October, 2008: This building reached 2,257 feet, making it taller than the demolished Warsaw Radio tower in Poland, formerly the tallest man-made structure ever to exist.
  • December, 2008: The spire was erected at the top of this building, giving it its full height.
  • December 30, 2008: Original scheduled completion date.
  • January 17, 2009: Building topps out at 2,684 feet.
  • July 12, 2009: Zawya reports that the opening of this building will be delayed three months until December 2, 2009.
  • November, 2009: The opening date was pushed back to January 4, 2010.
  • January 4, 2010: The building opened to the public.
  • January 4, 2010: This building was renamed Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed.
  • January 4, 2010: The building's official height was revealed: 2,717 feet / 828 meters.

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  • When this building opened, its interior was decorated with more than 1,000 original works of art.
"The tower design created by celebrity architect Adrian Smith for Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is inspired from the geometrics of the desert flower and the patterning systems employed in Islamic architecture. It combines these historical and cultural influences with cutting-edge technology to achieve a high performance building which will set the new standard for development in the Middle East and become the model for the future of the city of Dubai." - Robert Booth, Executive Director, Emaar Properties.

"The tower goes up in steps in a spiralling way. In Islamic architecture, this symbolises ascending towards the heavens." - Architect Adrien Smith, Turkish Weekly, August 10, 2005.

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Mark Bell
Friday, August 10th, 2012 @ 4:38pm
Rating: Five stars.
An elegant response to push the challenges of height and I wish my home town of Darwin didn't have the design restrictions of capped height limits and volumetric setbacks....

Non of your bees guts
Sunday, March 18th, 2012 @ 7:57am
Rating: Five stars.
I've seen it millions of times and have been to it because I am from the United Arab Emarates. I believe United Arab Emarates is the most popular place in the world and I am lucky that I'm from there

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 @ 4:57am
Rating: Five stars.
This building is really amazing. Its construction and features are unique. Despite of financial crisis it was finally built and today astounds millions of people all over the world, including me!

Sunday, March 4th, 2012 @ 8:57pm
Rating: Five stars.
While I find the Burj Khalifa to be an absolutely exquisite building, as an American, I am furious that the tallest building in the world is not in NYC! It is an EMBARRASSMENT!!!

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 @ 4:07am
Rating: Four stars.
Fantastic work from engineers and architects. I would like to visit sometime in my lifetime. I feel proud having this structure near India.

Friday, January 20th, 2012 @ 5:34pm
Rating: Five stars.
It's beautiful .. But my country is better

Monday, January 9th, 2012 @ 12:49pm
Rating: Five stars.
amazing. thats all i can say

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 @ 2:48pm
Rating: Five stars.
A fantastic job from the Architects till the last simple worker!!! I hope to visit one day...

Saturday, October 15th, 2011 @ 6:18am
Rating: Five stars.

Mairaj Zahid
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 @ 8:16am
Rating: Two stars.
It’s a reality in the earth & great an example of architecture’saesthetic.Further,it create a good view for whole world.

Damian Montaño
Thursday, September 29th, 2011 @ 5:57pm
Rating: Five stars.
Extraordinaria obra, simplemente maravillosa y sorprendente, adonde va a llegar el hombre en su carrera al cielo.

Sunday, September 11th, 2011 @ 9:24am
Rating: Five stars.
the greatest wonderful architectural building I have never seen before

Baharuddin Mallick
Sunday, September 11th, 2011 @ 12:52am
Rating: Five stars.
Thanks To ALLAH For Human Creation & Thanks Those Architect Whose Creativity Thinking Proves That Human Creation is Gretest Of All Creation.

pratik agarwal
Friday, August 12th, 2011 @ 10:01am
Rating: Five stars.
its really unbeliveable..and having a flat or office in such kind of skyskapers is realy like a paradise on earth..

anuj goel
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 @ 6:52am
Rating: Five stars.
best in the world

Rahul Agrawal
Monday, June 13th, 2011 @ 12:43am
I can't believe, that amazing bulding..i like it really very nice..

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 @ 5:44am
Rating: Five stars.
great building it awesome i love this ,,,,,,,,,,,,

md.abu daud
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 @ 2:37am
Rating: Five stars.
the great work done by the emaar construction company i want to salute those guys who had done an impossible work & a sexiest building in the world.allah is great.

jimmy hammer
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 @ 1:57am
Rating: Five stars.
the only sad thing is about the way they treated the labors. they took away their passports, and paid them a couple bucks a day. they also had poor conditions, which led to many injuries and deaths. but it is a very nice building

Monday, April 11th, 2011 @ 8:12am
Rating: Five stars.

Iskandar Zulkarnain
Friday, April 1st, 2011 @ 4:36pm
Rating: Five stars.
the greatest building in the world... like3 :)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 @ 3:03am
Rating: Two stars.
Great building, but where is the toilet?

Deepak kumar
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 @ 9:33am
Rating: Five stars.
The most spectacular structure i have seen ever.... I can imagine how amazing it'll be to be inside.. hoping to be there soon. A grand salute to all those who contributed to make it come into existence.. The great BURJ... i m loving it

irfan khan
Thursday, March 10th, 2011 @ 12:30am
Rating: Two stars.
so so beatiful building in the wold

owen conol
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 @ 12:30pm
A marvel of the 21st century,what an amazing engineering achievement!

Saturday, February 26th, 2011 @ 4:13am
long life Burj Khalifa Building so good lock

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 @ 8:34pm
i want to go there! Dubai is a beautiful city! :D

Friday, February 11th, 2011 @ 7:29pm
Rating: Five stars.
Can hubris be beautiful? It can be in this case. Astounding building created with astounding (oil) wealth.

fadi hassan
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 @ 5:34am
actually am from palestine but I didnot find my nation in the your nation question,this tower is aderam come ture for the arabs and for me I give 10 years to the arabs letting them showing who they are to the rest of the world...

Raman Katoch
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 @ 12:44am
Rating: Five stars.
Modern age Payramid. i wish i would go to the top floor by stairs... An amazing piece of todays Engineering.

Er.Gaurav jaiswal
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 @ 6:08am
Rating: Five stars.
Burj Dubai - A dream is coming to reality. Every morning I pass by this growing structure and find it AMAZING. Hats off to the designersengineers and the workers from the Sub-continent. new landmark in earth. not only a skyscrape it is, but a city also. you can image how the feeling is when live on the top,though there'll be a little bit danger.

Friday, December 31st, 2010 @ 9:33am
Rating: Five stars.
Amazing? Great Work.Makes me think of Babel in Biblical history. Are these signs of the times?

Monday, December 6th, 2010 @ 12:08am
Rating: Five stars.
Awesome!!! Long live Dubai! We are proud of you!!! Go ahead with yr be best mission!!!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 @ 2:52am
Rating: Five stars.
burj kafila is a wonderful building in the world.i want to near see this building

Sunday, October 31st, 2010 @ 3:07pm
Rating: Five stars.
this is ultimate structure of manmade give new dimension to civil engineering.

mansi sagar
Friday, October 1st, 2010 @ 10:17am
Rating: Five stars.
it is beautiful building in the world thats a sky scraper design dubai is a very beautiful city

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 @ 11:36pm
Rating: Four stars.
it is amazing to see...... truely it should be a great work

Monday, August 9th, 2010 @ 7:01am
Rating: Five stars.
It's not God's creation. Salam the engineer and their technology, all the labour and their hard work. Love for all. Every people's wish to see this building.

Friday, August 6th, 2010 @ 10:28am
Rating: Five stars.
I have read all d comments above & many people says that its just normal or any1 can build such type of structure. i my self living in Dubai feels that its d most wonderful, elegant, brillant art work & beautifully desined structure in d world, it needs guts & mainly an intellegent brain to make such structure in a samd land where u know such buildings can't survive too long but INSHALLAH it will stand too long & will go on breaking d records. Thanks:)))))

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 @ 11:07pm
Rating: One star.
sososo beautiful building in this world i love Dubai i see this building insallha

aslam khan pathan
Monday, July 19th, 2010 @ 3:33am
Rating: One star.
ilove burjdubai

mohd sohail
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 @ 4:00am
Rating: Five stars.
Burj khalifa building is wonderfull, it is no .of eight wonderfull of world............

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 @ 1:14am
Rating: Five stars.
as i m an architect i cn batter say that its jst wonderful. great job

Saturday, June 19th, 2010 @ 4:38am
Rating: Four stars.
Bruj khalifa is UNIQUE building in d world d is the IDOL structure of v r all engineers bcoz vr inspaire of this Building every movment n every work n i hope i make same building in our contrey this is challange of us n other contries

Mohammad Jibran
Saturday, May 1st, 2010 @ 12:51am
Rating: One star.
WooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW, Thats Great Building i'm from Dubai

Najeeb Kokcha
Friday, April 30th, 2010 @ 9:18pm
Rating: Five stars.
Oh God iam one of the luckiest person of the afghanistan that living about 200 meter far from Khalifa tower,

mohamad ridzuan
Friday, April 16th, 2010 @ 7:34am
Rating: Five stars.
wow, very incridible

Sunday, April 11th, 2010 @ 3:14pm
Rating: Five stars.
Burj Khalifa is astounding in not just its height, but its beauty. We've just visited, on the re-opening of the observation deck. Dubai is welcoming, friendly, exciting and deserves to have this gorgeous tower. Congratulations to everyone who helped conceive it.

M.Tasawar Riaz
Monday, March 29th, 2010 @ 2:03am
Rating: One star.
This is the Sign of judgement day (Qayymat).

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 @ 8:22am
Rating: Five stars.
i went up it its amazing so beautyful worlds talest building done!

Friday, February 19th, 2010 @ 5:50am
Rating: Five stars.
Marvelous,Amazing,Mind blowing,i would like to appreciate the team work and of those people who made this skyscraper.God bless u all

bilal husayn
Friday, February 5th, 2010 @ 9:03am
Rating: One star.
i think this is the brilliant designing in the world and it is my best building becuse its hieght is very cool and if i live there i would take the flat at first floor burj dubia zinda baad

Sunil Bhandari
Sunday, January 31st, 2010 @ 2:15am
Rating: Five stars.
This is best Building os far I have seen really wonderful. The person Behind it is really a artificial intelligent. best job Well done keep it up and build many more. Best of Luck

shahjahan mohamed shariff
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 @ 12:56pm
Rating: Five stars.
this building is unique and being the tallest in the world,it will be the 8th wonders of the world

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 @ 10:23pm
Rating: Five stars.
Really this is beautiful & it has unique design,it is really admirable ,it is eighth wonders of the world

tusher ahamed
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 @ 4:24pm
Rating: Four stars.
this is amezing un beliveable fantastic.this is dubai this is modern world

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 @ 1:54pm
Rating: Five stars.
this is fantastic,I will visit again

Saturday, January 16th, 2010 @ 10:13am
Rating: Five stars.
just A M A Z I N G

arif mohammad chhipa ASIND Bhilwara Rajasthan
Saturday, January 16th, 2010 @ 4:58am
Rating: One star.
Congratulation Sheikh Al Dubaiits really hard to explain the beauty of this TOWER. Well done Dubai. It has written the history.

Sebastiao Carpi Jr.
Friday, January 15th, 2010 @ 7:53am
Rating: Five stars.
This building is really a masterpiece of modern architecture. It is a worderful work that combines the tradition of ancient cultures with the newest technology. A great symbol of the mankind.

imran siddique
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 @ 10:52am
its mind blowing work done by Dubai. and i wish all the workers who associated directly or indirectly to complete such gianetic project.

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 @ 9:03am
Rating: Five stars.
wow wow wow!! It's more than awesome! I can't find any words to describe it. If i had 100 thumbs, then I would give 100 thumbs up!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 @ 12:34pm
Rating: Five stars.
Just amazing! I hope I can visit Dubai one day!
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 @ 4:38am
wow.. I can say anymore. I feel wondered when the first time to see that

Monday, January 11th, 2010 @ 1:24pm
Rating: Five stars.
First Class! Congratulations!

acad. Vitalie BURCIU
Monday, January 11th, 2010 @ 5:35am
I congratulate all the scientists, engineers-builders, architects and workers who helped build wonderful buildings Burj-Dubai. This building is a triumph of these people and primarily of scientists who deal with studying the properties of concrete and metal and through their work could demonstrate the possibility of building such a unique building.

Monday, January 11th, 2010 @ 1:16am
buuj khalifa dubai, construction proved that nothing is impossible by the humanbeing

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 @ 1:50pm
Its amazing but i hope they will go to 207 i am the one of the member in that team. Its amazing and lovely to see and enjoy

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 @ 9:40am
Rating: Five stars.
Wow! Dubai now is famous because of this modern tower of babel. I would like to congratulate the architect of this building. I salute you!!!!!

Friday, January 8th, 2010 @ 6:23am
Rating: Five stars.
really this is amazing building in the world.Its beautiness,glamour,hight is beyond the mind.If I get the chance to see it,will not miss in any codition.really its miracle.......

Friday, January 8th, 2010 @ 3:05am
Burj Khalifa Its Is Fabulous Building & I Cant Belive that how Much Longest Builing In Word In Dubai.Out standing building burj khalifa Thanks Usman

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 @ 12:53pm
Rating: Five stars.
THIS is very beautiful building.I like and amazing to see the work of workers .I give them congrats to complete their mission.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 @ 6:01am
Rating: Five stars.
best building in world. This building is awesome. Hope to visit it once in my life.Regards to all highrise fans.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 @ 12:00am
that is a very beautiful builiding and amazing

Kushagra Sen
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 @ 10:51am
Rating: Five stars.
mind blowing... thanx to technology and the people who worked for it... ...wonder ful creation

Waqas Ahmed Jutt
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 @ 9:59am
Rating: Five stars.
this is very beautiful building. in dubai every building is nice but this is very very nice building.i congratulations to its owner & all team that work and made this beautiful building

Mohammed Rizwan
Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 @ 7:37am
Rating: Five stars.
Its like an modern time Pyramid; coming generation will admire it as we do now for Egyptian Pyramids

Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 9:34pm
Rating: Five stars.
This is an accomplishment beyond much anything anyone has done before. I hope that this great tower will reign in a new era of super-structures. I honestly cannot wait untill development on buildings such as this start to become a reality here in the states. I completely admire the design, and the fact that some have finally decided that the world is ready for a structure as incredible as this. I shall await the final completed tower as i check for updates on the construction every day.

Salman S
Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 8:23pm
Rating: Five stars.
It an amazing structure.. all i can say is WOW.. I really wanna visit dis tower & take a look from the top floor.. CONGRATS to all engineers & other people who worked on this project... The world can see your hard work & the effort you guys put in..

Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 6:48pm
Rating: Five stars.
It truly is a masterpeice, one of the new wonders of the world, but also alas one of the most prized targets of the world? I hope my feelings are wrong.

mustapha baida
Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 4:53pm
i worke alredy im emarat in abu dhabi and some project in dubai near burj dubai vraiment c'est genial et magnifique,dubai it is the beste city in the world

Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 4:24pm
Rating: Five stars.
its looks like a rocket.its a Muslim's identity.cangratulations to who worked in that tower

Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 2:17pm
Truely a great achievement in mans skills, god bless all those that died, or were injured, in the construction!

Amit Burman
Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 11:59am
Rating: Five stars.
Burj Dubai one of the best in mankind or i should say man's creation.

Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 10:15am
Rating: Five stars.
Its really hard to explain the beauty of this TOWER. Well done Dubai. It has written the history.

ramesh kumar sharma
Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 10:09am
Rating: Five stars.
very best destination in dubai.congratulation for the grand opening.

Monday, January 4th, 2010 @ 2:04am
Rating: Five stars.
It's simply amazing!Wow... another achievements for all the people behind on that project especially the country represents on it of course to the owner too. Congratulations! More POwer!

faryad hussain
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 @ 11:47am
Rating: Five stars.
I was in Dubai last sep. 2009 and my orientation about life change completely. How I wish our Government learn from this fast growing City. Good job UAE.

Tanveer Altaf
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 @ 4:53am
No doubt the building is tallest ever seen I congratulate the entire staff directly or indirectly took part in building the new wonder of the world.

Abdul Khaliq Khattak
Thursday, December 31st, 2009 @ 7:00am
No doubt it is the tallest building in the world I congratulate all the people who worked in it till its completion.I have a dream to visit this building and go on top floor and want to see the people from top.

ibrahim mohammad hassani
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 @ 1:38am
i love to see building ......during sreaching when i open this site and saw this tower it open my mind sense... and i m watching and watching what and how they did such contriction in new centry of world.......i hope i can reach there and see this tower

Friday, December 4th, 2009 @ 10:45am
Rating: Five stars.
It is indeed a great sign of man's creation will give boast to other nations to do some thing great. Now the domination of Europe and USA is over in construction work

Sekouba Samake
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 @ 3:28pm
Rating: One star.
Bubble economy monument. It will be the tallest building under water.

Andreas Arkadiou
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 @ 12:26pm
Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic I wish if I could go closer to see this fantastic structure.

mujahid ali
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 @ 2:57am
Rating: Five stars.
beautifull structure& design for looking

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 @ 10:57pm
Burj Dubai is symbolic for the tower of Babel. I just hope this time there will no shuffling of languanges. :)

Friday, November 6th, 2009 @ 3:49am
Rating: Four stars.
Its a brilliant design and I think its longevity is unknown. the design is almost the best (a cone) but looks better. I hope the construction materials have satifactory strength. It gave a lot of people work and wages and they could have been paid more but there would have been fewer people employed. You win some, you lose some. Anyway its a great building and I hope to get there some day.

Kaleb Deribe
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 @ 5:37am
Rating: Five stars.
This shows Dubai is turnig to worlds number one turist destination what a fantastic city icon!!

Monday, October 12th, 2009 @ 2:18am
Rating: Five stars.
When you have the world at your feet, nothing stops turning a dream into reality. Congrats Sheik Al Maktoum, a great visionary.

Saturday, October 10th, 2009 @ 5:43am
i want to appricte the person who watch the dream to make kind of these builidng...... its really dreams come true.

savio dcruze
Friday, October 9th, 2009 @ 8:37am
Rating: Five stars.
Simply supeberb and outstanding all the best

Arun Mahotra
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 @ 7:31pm
Wow!! it's great to be in dubai!! looking at this tower everyday through my window. It never sleeps.

Peter Walukiewicz
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 @ 6:08pm
Rating: One star.
It's ironic, the same part of the world that supplied the 9/11 terrorists, will soon have the world's tallest building. We should have let Donald Trump rebuild the Twin Towers in NYC.

Sayed Muslim
Monday, August 10th, 2009 @ 4:02am
Rating: Five stars.
It's really an interesting building, as I'm a student of Architecture so I haven't seen such a great building ever. I hope it will be the heighest building in the world and will be a honor for the team.

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 @ 2:19pm
AWESOME!!!,..can't wait for it to be completed,.it will be known as the tallest building on Earth soon

Azeem Ali
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 @ 5:58am
It is beautyful Structure around th world....I love to see its internal views..and congratulation to its teem member like Architectur's,Engineers,etc..thanx

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 @ 7:52am
Rating: Five stars.
Its amazing but i hope they will go to 207 i am the one of the member in that team. Its amazing and lovely to see and enjoy

Byron Landiss Graves
Monday, July 27th, 2009 @ 2:31pm
Rating: Five stars.
BEAUTIFUL....I didn't think 206 stories was possible but there you go! Sure hope the power never goes out!

David Chitanava
Monday, July 27th, 2009 @ 5:09am
Rating: Five stars.
It's amazing. I hope to see it in real soon. :)

Saturday, July 25th, 2009 @ 11:08am
Rating: Five stars.
this building is awesome.i wish to see it real with my naked eyes.good work

Rathish Ashok
Friday, June 26th, 2009 @ 12:47pm
Rating: Five stars.
great skyscraper. it will be the tallest skyscraper in our present history. hoping to be completed soon and i am eagerly see this building in actual completion.Hats of Dubai

Saturday, June 20th, 2009 @ 10:46am
Rating: Two stars.
A beautiful impressive building in a rather souless uncharismatic city. Its not a patch on europe, or anywhere else with a bit of culture for that matter.

Mudassar ali
Friday, June 19th, 2009 @ 7:25am
Rating: Five stars.
Looks like a great building. I am sure it will help Dubai in projecting its image all over the world. I have always loved Dubai. Wonderful place to work and live.

lorian jones
Thursday, June 11th, 2009 @ 10:29pm
Rating: Five stars.
I think it is so cool!!! one day the world will hear me shout from the top;)this is amazing dubai and i can't wait to see what else you have to offer the world.

Thursday, June 11th, 2009 @ 6:35am
Rating: Four stars.
nice! i am always amazed by the engineers! can't imagine how hard they work for it..u guys are simply amazing..without u, no towers..

Meer Muzaffar
Thursday, June 11th, 2009 @ 6:10am
Really wish to see this miracle on the earth...... Congrats each person who is behind of this building.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 @ 6:43am
Rating: Five stars.
This structure is just awesome.Magnificent engineering boldly going beyond imagination.Hope to visit it soon

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 @ 2:14am
Rating: Five stars.
it's great and amazing,once again it is proved that there is no limit for engineering,dubai keep on going,u rock...

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 @ 11:34am
Rating: Five stars.
i really love this building i wish it is in my country.

Brent Kampert
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 @ 9:55pm
Rating: Five stars.
Impressive, the "New" World's Tallest Building. I am so amazed that it goes over 2,000 Feet. A person would think it is hard to see the top of the building anywhere in the City of Dubai. That's like having two Sears Towers' in total height of this building.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 @ 4:59am
love this building for its outrageous, audacious scale, its ultra-modern sleekness, and its gorgeous graduated spire. This is a structure that inspires wonder, awe, and delight. Kudos to the builders -- not just the designers, but to all those Pakistani,and usa canadan,england Good like yes

Joydee Tiratira
Monday, April 20th, 2009 @ 12:11pm
Rating: Five stars.
wow!!! great i'm very impressed to the architects who made the design of this tallest tower in the world "Burj Dubai", having this means the country is getting successfull and in good condition. How i wish i see this Tallest tower in real. Have a good luck DUBAI!

missiouri r
Monday, April 20th, 2009 @ 11:38am
my god,i did like this tower very much, as i do hope that one day i see it and get through its is a unique sign of civilisation,sign of the power of minds and also money.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 @ 4:47pm
Rating: Five stars.
This tower is a dream piercing the sky. Hope it will inspire peace and friendship and bring communities together. Congratulalions to everyone building it, from architects to construction workers and window cleaners. This is gorgeous.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 @ 9:07am
Rating: Five stars.
First class building. A lot of design has gone into this and it shows. Well done S.O.M

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 @ 5:07am
Rating: One star.
this building is a waste of resources, unfortunately wealthy arabs who enjoy spending oil dollars to purposeless things, forgot about other arab brothers in Iraq and other arab and muslim countries who live in poverty... well who cares... its their money... and its their desicions

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 @ 2:05am
Rating: Five stars.
The greatest building in the world is of course "Burj Dubai". I have no words to say about this beauty.

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 @ 3:54am
Rating: Five stars.
very incredible...congrat to adrian smith for the brilliant idea...i wonder how genius he is..:)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 @ 11:48am
Rating: Four stars.
Really tall skyscraper!Looks outstanding outside, I cant wait to see the inside.

Sunday, April 5th, 2009 @ 4:50am
Rating: Five stars.
It is really something like im dream. Amazing building

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 @ 2:52pm
This is my favourite building in all world , and I hope they will finish it quickly

kambaiz jurat
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 @ 7:32pm
Have sudied architecture at NAIT in Edmonton and this building exceeds them all, a great tourAmazing, I was at the Tour CN Tower yesterday and wondered how Burj Dubai could surpass it. Congratulations on such a perfect about to be record holder. Cheers, we had the record for 40 yrs. ism attractor for Dubai UAE. Dubai rules and is a world scale city! They even wish to beat the West Edmonton Mall, go for it boys enjoy the view gentlemen of Dubai. I want to go there. World record in push ups Doug Pruden.

Monday, March 30th, 2009 @ 4:08am
Rating: Five stars.
the great and so beatiful building in the world..

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 @ 7:20pm
Rating: Five stars.
A great masterpiece, love the structure, amazing height, but the sears tower and future freedom tower is way better.

abdulla khan
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 @ 1:21pm
Any country can come up with the same, important thing is shortest period i guess to complete the worlds tallest building & marvelous architecture.

Friday, March 20th, 2009 @ 4:37pm
Rating: Five stars.
this is my favorite building in the worlds history in swedish its "super bra jag älskar den byggnaden"

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 @ 6:27am
Rating: Five stars.
Truely it is beautiful... means money can build anything... Wish one day we have this mega construction into Afghanistan too

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 @ 4:51am
Rating: Five stars.
This is a beautiful feat of art, science and engineering, however, as a Muslim, one cannot help but feel that this extravagence is not what Islam teaches us. This money could be better spent on humanitarian causes and indeed there are many within and outside of the oil-rich Arab countries.

Stephen Paul
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 @ 6:24am
Rating: Five stars.
This is a truly awe-inspiring project ! There was a time when my country was able to accomplish such feats of greatness. Alas no more. Congradulations to your small country for this truly great acheivement !

Michel Boulad
Thursday, March 5th, 2009 @ 7:54am
An Absolute man marvel. I always despised living in a place like this... because of what it represents...But I'm starting to have a different understanding about it's meaning.

pranay alokan
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 @ 7:16pm
Rating: Five stars.
this is going to be one of the man made marvel and if it'll be utilised in a very proper manner, then it'll gain the tag of man's supreme fabrication in the tallest creation. this clearly depicts the determination and hard work of architect, engineers and workers associated to it. we should have respect for them & their passion or say creation.

Friday, February 27th, 2009 @ 4:05pm
Rating: Five stars.
I pay attention of this building carefully and i want to say that it is quite interesting.Specific construction is used by Adrian Smith with a lot of meaning involved in it,but I think all this cannot be understood by the visitors.Such an ancient meaning must be connect with something more than just a meaning for couple of people.I purely admire to this project.I would like to have similar experience and opportunities to develop my skills in such environment.Wish you luck.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 @ 2:04pm
Rating: Five stars.
This thing is amazing! I was just up the CN Tower the other day and for this structure to pass it with flying colors (almost 300m) is huge!! Great job!!

Friday, February 20th, 2009 @ 11:22pm
its wonderful ,i was in dubai last year ,i made sure i saw it .

Kushal Patel
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 @ 8:15am
Rating: Four stars.
Great structure is creating. Design is awesome. I want to be an architect as well and one day I will be in Dubai to have a look at the gigantic freestanding skyscraper. Also to study the design closely. Good Job to everyone who is making this beautiful building.

Jeffery Thomas
Sunday, February 15th, 2009 @ 3:17pm
Rating: Five stars.
AMAZING, i never thought that this was even possible until about 2 minutes ago. Well let it be remembered that Toronto's C.N. Tower held the record until now. Good luck Dubai and i hope that i have a chance to visit sometime.

Muhammad Akhlaq Awais
Friday, February 13th, 2009 @ 4:49am
Rating: Five stars.
Dear Sir,I think that its the most beautiful, highest and attractive building in the world who inspire the peoples of the world of its beautiful location atmosphere. Its my dream when i visit Dubai i definately see it.Kind regards.Muhammad Akhlaq Awais

Wayne Gabbert
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 @ 12:33am
A striking building which I believe will stand the test of time.Good to see the Client and Architect pushing design limits.

Friday, February 6th, 2009 @ 7:05pm
Rating: Four stars.
this is honestly a modern marvel.. till the day we get moving buildings of course.. at the rate hong kong is going i doubt this building wont have a challenge soon...

juraj farsky
Thursday, February 5th, 2009 @ 6:52am
Rating: Five stars.
Yes it depend at the angle of the view if you like it or not, but at the first place it is amazing structure that's clear.

Friday, January 30th, 2009 @ 4:05pm
Rating: Five stars.
It absolutely thrills me to see that in other parts of the world when someone has an idea and the shear guts to make it happen nothing stops them. Unfortunately in the USA everyone has to have a say before the foundation can be poured; and at times it seems as though too many people can have an opinion. But enough of that, I love this building and I check in quite frequently to see its progress. I hope to someday travel to Dubai and see it in person. I hope it can hold the record for tallest structure long enough for the people of Dubai to enjoy. Congradulations, it truly is an architectural marvel.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 @ 7:50pm
Rating: Five stars.
A absolutely phenomenal skyscraper. It is more then just a building it is a work of art, it reminds me a bit of a giant icicle growing out of the ground (if you see were I'm coming from) Fantastic peace of work!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 @ 4:18pm
Dubai is a showpiece and so is the Burj. It is stunning in order to cover the foundational ideology that it is built on. The Burj Dubai is to Islam what the 1936 Olympics were to Nazism.

Brandon G
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 @ 8:25am
Rating: Five stars.
This is an amazing building. I want to be an engineer and this is the kind of things i want to build. Next stop the mile high city.

Saturday, January 17th, 2009 @ 1:57pm
Rating: Five stars.
great job done in the heart of the middle east and arab world shows the modern and renaissance in this part of could be a waste because its in the desert but tell you what world is changing dubai will be capital off business business follow wherever money is god bless this erea with oil its magic to see arab and american working togeter for a well humanity been thats what 21st century cultures should be we all are WORLD CITIZEN

Saturday, January 17th, 2009 @ 12:49pm
Rating: Five stars.
It's amazing!!

Kênia Lucena
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 @ 8:52am
Rating: Five stars.
Just wonderful.Its a mix of the modern and the mystic.

Sunday, January 11th, 2009 @ 4:28pm
hhmmm.. i've been following the constrction of this building the whole time. im very impressed, although abit disappointed it didnt reach 1000m

Thursday, January 8th, 2009 @ 11:42am
Rating: Five stars.
its still less than what we expect from Dubai

Thursday, January 8th, 2009 @ 1:05am
Rating: One star.
This building is a complete waste of resorces, Dubai can not make it long with the building frenzy there.

Artur Mosiewicz
Monday, January 5th, 2009 @ 7:07am
Rating: Five stars.
First Class! Congratulations!

Monday, January 5th, 2009 @ 7:05am
Rating: Five stars.
piękna budowla czego człowiek nie zrobi ...

Sunday, January 4th, 2009 @ 3:41am
Rating: Five stars.
When i checked the richest cities by rankings (calculated by total GDP)Dubai is not even in top 80(my city dhaka is above dubai), and UAE is not even among the top 20 rankings of (GDP per capita at PPP rates). Then why is Dubai? Why cant Los Angeles or Paris make anything close to this????

Don E. Leeman
Thursday, January 1st, 2009 @ 4:13am
Rating: Five stars.
The Burj Dubai, along with the construction of the Palm Islands, stands as perhaps the most unique construction project mankind has ever undertaken.It can only be a dream of mine to one day stand at the foot of the Burj Dubai and to admire it for what it is: a triumphant achievement.It would also be nice to be able to admire the view from the top! Can anyone out there spare the price of an airline ticket?Seriously, congratulations are due to everyone who had a hand in this project. May the Burj Dubai stand for 1000 years!

Thursday, January 1st, 2009 @ 3:05am
Rating: One star.
this building is so huge! i cant wait to see the finished product in person some day soon!!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 @ 9:00am
Rating: Five stars.
This skyscraper is truly amazing!!

Saturday, December 20th, 2008 @ 12:24am
Rating: Five stars.
time is coming for the region to wake up again and get inspired to contribute once more in the advance of civilization and its an other witness of how quickly is the rise of nations when people don't hesitate to learn from each others and adopt the best wherever it comes from , congratulation Dubai

Celso Luiz
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 @ 8:40pm
Rating: Five stars.
It's wonder skyscraper, crown of architetural engineering. But my concept of life is far way of it today in Brazil. The reality is other here and around the world.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 @ 11:45am
Rating: Two stars.
Imponente sí que es... pero no olvidemos cómo se ha construido explotando a los obreros que han tenido que hacer varias huelgas. Y uno se pregunta ¿Para qué? Además de las 206 plantas construídas, 56 son necesarias para la mecánica del mantenimiento del propio edificio. Qué pensar de tanto gasto y tanto riesgo en un lugar en lo que sobra es sitio.

Mark In Florida
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 @ 8:35pm
Rating: One star.
I find it interesting and frankly boring that people get wrapped up in this structure. The culture of Dubai has no discipline that is required to come up with such a structure. Designed by Chicago Architecture firms, (as are most buildings in Dubai) Dubai's prince is simply using American technology and know how, exploiting workers to build these empty buildings, and hoping people come to visit. No way. The human rights violations in Dubai run deep and this city cares nothing for the environment. Big deal, a prince had some money threw at a project, hired American architects and engineers and built himslelf a bunch of empty buildings. Dubai is no place that is even on my radar. This city is smaller than my current city of Jacksonville FL. A cool building in an abhorent part of the world. Thanks, but no thanks.

Abdul Bin Sleiman
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 @ 4:33am
For ril the project is so excited, i like it and also i would like congrads Dubai for all there projects coz they are coll not compared to our country were people do admire politics and coruption than development.

Sunday, November 30th, 2008 @ 4:25pm
Rating: Five stars.
I think its awesome, but also a waste of money. If this doesn't attract tourists then it will be the biggest gamble and loss in the history or the world's existance. Otherwise its a masterpiece!

Dean El- dannaoui
Sunday, November 30th, 2008 @ 1:36pm
Rating: Five stars.
I always admired the hard work of the government lead by the prince of Dubai. They have helped create millions of jobs from all over the world on these construction zones. They are very proud of the expenses put in into this Burj and other gorgous new bulidings but what they should really do also is provide the public with all the donations given to the poor around the world so they can stop those who want to criticise their dedication to a better future.

Komal patel
Saturday, November 29th, 2008 @ 11:57pm
Rating: Five stars.
Burj dubai is a stunning & most beautiful skyscraper in d world. it will shine as star in d sky of Dubai city. I really admire d design & outstanding architect of this building.

sharique makani
Thursday, November 27th, 2008 @ 1:22pm
Rating: Five stars.
the most amazing building i have ever seen wish i still lived i dubai

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 @ 8:19pm
Rating: Five stars.
Amazing architecture...amazing display of human skills and power...there is nothing impossible,congratulations Dubai..n thanks to the Seikh..heard of his greatness..must be a nice human being!!!

Abbas Khan
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 @ 11:25am
Rating: Five stars.
An impresive achievement for man, lets hope man can also achieve the ultimate, a peaceful and poverty free world for all man kind not just the rich.

Monday, November 17th, 2008 @ 8:24am
Rating: Five stars.
No room for doubt, All the credit must go to those hidden hands, who are just getting $ 5 a day by using their sweat for this amazing building.

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 @ 12:39am
Rating: Five stars.
they get taller and better everytimecan't wait to take the wife

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 @ 7:45am
Rating: Five stars.
Great job, all eyes set for the commissioning.Myself wish to be on the top floor and c the world for a minute.

Murali B V
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 @ 8:40pm
Rating: Five stars.
This is an amazing structure. I admire it. Hope to see it.I am dreaming to work in this building in top most floor where I can view the World.

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 @ 5:14pm
Just came back from Dubai and saw this amazing building. Took some very good pictures from a friends condo few hundred feet away.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 @ 12:20am
Rating: Five stars.
it´s awesome¡¡ here in panama there is a boom of real state construction , but notthing like this , at that height , we find different tempetures ¡¡ waoo it´s completly unbelivable

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 @ 1:32pm
Rating: Five stars.
truly amazing....the architecture is stunning as well

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 @ 6:36am
Rating: Five stars.
Awesome building!I wonder if it is possible to see Israel from the top floor?To all those complaining about "the workers"; nobody forced them to work there. The poor are not special.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008 @ 5:59pm
Rating: Four stars.
looks great, hope all goes as planned, as it is a first of is kind.I hope labour workers are justly rewarded, not just the handful that get million out of this. I have see with my own eye in Dubai lot of labours are working very hard and not getting just wages (or min wage).

Sunday, October 5th, 2008 @ 9:31pm
Rating: Five stars.
Awesome building, grats to Dubai, you are touching the sky with your hands err buildings ;)

Saturday, October 4th, 2008 @ 2:38pm
Rating: Five stars.
its wonderful to have a building like this.i've seen it once during layouting but it grows amazing today.congratulations to the sheikh of dubai of having a great landmark of their place.

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 @ 11:21pm
Rating: Five stars.
Burj Dubai It's A Wonderful Structure In The Human History " Dubai It's pride to the Arab world and the whole Muslim "

Peter Shavney
Saturday, September 27th, 2008 @ 9:21pm
Rating: Five stars.
Watched and filmed the WTC under construction. Was devastated on 9/11. Dubai will be a worthy successor. My love for your foresight and vision.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 @ 1:14pm
In fact,this structure is beutiful.for it to stand on the height of about 818 meters,it is incredible. I love it so much because it is one of the wonders of the 21st century.

Nelson Leong
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 @ 6:51am
Rating: Five stars.
Its magnificant towering point simply speaks for itself. Even though my country has the biggest observation wheel in the world now, it can never match with the beauty of architecture: The Burj; will be a much impressive inspiration for all to admire at.

Cristian Guerrero
Monday, September 22nd, 2008 @ 5:41pm
Rating: Five stars.
Congratulations to the workers and the designers. Every time I see the pictures and read about it I feel impressed and very proud for what these people are doing. I'll keep on looking how tall they go.

Monday, September 22nd, 2008 @ 1:19pm
Rating: Five stars.
It's a great structure and also it will be great for all human being who's wanna to see it. Now i'm working in S.A. and completion of my work definately will go there to see it & click a picture inback of me... Feel that I every passion has more effort but only we take decision to do that......I'm waiting of that moment when I click that snap attached of me.

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 @ 3:54pm
Rating: Five stars.
I will be there in a few weeks and I'm sure it is going to be wonderful encounter with this massive master piece. I am a proud Structural Enginner and this is what we are able to do.

Mike Jillsbrough
Thursday, September 18th, 2008 @ 2:24am
Rating: Five stars.
This is a beautifull building. An amazing structure with a lot of fantasy buil-in. This is an icon for today's constrution!

Seid behluli
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 @ 8:30am
Rating: Five stars.
Man,this building is the best thing to show the power of human being,it's vey cool.Impressive

jerry odawa
Monday, September 15th, 2008 @ 12:55pm
Rating: Five stars.
wow.....this is quite shocking for me because in my country the tallest building is only 30floors and the view was how then do you construct such a monument.....?i'd love to see it in future.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 @ 5:52pm
I am a draughtsman and in love with what the world,s best architects do.This is the world,s sexiest and the tallest building and I hope it will always be the tallest,because it seems like there is no one who can beat this.

rana hassan
Monday, August 25th, 2008 @ 5:21pm
Rating: Five stars.
i think this building is architecturaly astonishing

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