If only Burj Khalifa is a Philippine edifice, we might have enjoyed yet another long vacation. We’ve been accustomed to that, thanks to the great government. The additional vacation should have been last January 4, when the new tallest building tower in the whole wide world at 828 meter was opened to the public. The opening ceremony was graced by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammad, who marked the event by unveiling the plaque of Burj Khalifa tower.

The Burj stands with 160 storeys, dwarfing Taiwan’s Taipei 101 tower, China’s Shanghai World Financial Center, Malaysia’s Petronas towers, and US of A’s Sears tower. Its construction started way back in 2004 through the efforts of Emaar Properties.

The now proclaimed tallest building in the world has state-of-the-art and one-of-the-kind facility systems, applicable for both residential and commercial purposes. It has a massive water supply of 250,000 gallons on a daily basis, which is more than enough even when the entire building will be fully occupied. the electricity system has a conversion to 350,000,100 watt light bulbs.

its architects and engineers covered all basis by providing refuge areas in every 25 floors just in case a fire or other untoward happenings occur. Elevators are an added attraction than just a simple lifts. They are designed as double decked observation areas with 5,500 kilograms capacity.

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