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Burj Khalifa Facts for Kids

  • Name: Burj Khalifa
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Asia
  • Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai UAE
  • Built: Between 2004 and 2009
  • Construction Cost: $1.5 billion
  • Height: 2,722 feet
  • Significance: Tallest building in the world

26 Burj Khalifa Facts for Kids

  1. Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Asia.
  2. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper contains residential space, office space and retail space.
  3. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is owned by multinational real estate development company Emaar Properties.
  4. The street address for the Burj Khalifa skyscraper is 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.
  5. Burj Khalifa was designed by American architect Adrian Smith and the Chicago founded Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
  6. American structural engineer Bill Baker was the Structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
  7. The Architectural style used to design the Burj Khalifa skyscraper was Neo-futurism.
  8. Burj Khalifa was built using reinforced concrete, steel and aluminum.
  9. It cost $1.5 billion to build the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
  10. It took 5 years, 8 months and 25 days to build the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
  11. It took more than 12,000 construction workers and 22 million man-hours to build the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
  12. Construction of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper started on January 6th, 2004.
  13. Construction of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper was completed on October 1st, 2009.
  14. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper was officially opened on January 4th, 2010.
  15. The opening ceremony for the Burj Khalifa skyscraper featured a 10,000 fireworks display.
  16. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has a height from ground to tip of 2,722 feet.
  17. The height of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper makes it the tallest building in the world.
  18. The tip of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper can be seen from 59 miles away.
  19. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has 163 floors and over 3.3 million square feet floor space.
  20. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has 57 elevators for people to navigate up and down all 163 floors.
  21. Elevators in the Burj Khalifa skyscraper can travel more than 32 feet a second.
  22. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper houses the longest single running elevator, it can travel between 140 floors.
  23. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has 24,348 windows or 1.29 million square feet of glass.
  24. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has over 62 miles of water pipes throughout its plumbing system.
  25. In 2011, French rock climber and urban climber Alain "Spiderman" Robert successfully scaled the exterior of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper and reached the top in six hours.
  26. In 2014, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper was used by French BASE jumpers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen to break the current world record for the highest BASE jump.

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