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
- Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Asia.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper contains residential space, office space and retail space.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is owned by multinational real estate development company Emaar Properties.
- The street address for the Burj Khalifa skyscraper is 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
- Burj Khalifa was designed by American architect Adrian Smith and the Chicago founded Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
- American structural engineer Bill Baker was the Structural engineer for the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
- The Architectural style used to design the Burj Khalifa skyscraper was Neo-futurism.
- Burj Khalifa was built using reinforced concrete, steel and aluminum.
- It cost $1.5 billion to build the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
- It took 5 years, 8 months and 25 days to build the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
- It took more than 12,000 construction workers and 22 million man-hours to build the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
- Construction of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper started on January 6th, 2004.
- Construction of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper was completed on October 1st, 2009.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper was officially opened on January 4th, 2010.
- The opening ceremony for the Burj Khalifa skyscraper featured a 10,000 fireworks display.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has a height from ground to tip of 2,722 feet.
- The height of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper makes it the tallest building in the world.
- The tip of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper can be seen from 59 miles away.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has 163 floors and over 3.3 million square feet floor space.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has 57 elevators for people to navigate up and down all 163 floors.
- Elevators in the Burj Khalifa skyscraper can travel more than 32 feet a second.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper houses the longest single running elevator, it can travel between 140 floors.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has 24,348 windows or 1.29 million square feet of glass.
- The Burj Khalifa skyscraper has over 62 miles of water pipes throughout its plumbing system.
- 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.
- 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.
Pictures of Burj Khalifa
A picture of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline.
A picture of Burj Khalifa as the sun is setting.
A picture of Burj Khalifa during the nighttime.
A picture of Burj Khalifa skyscraper on a foggy day.
A picture of the view from the Burj Khalifa observatory.
A picture of the Burj Khalifa lake by Burj Khalifa.
Find More Facts About Burj Khalifa
- Official Website for Burj Khalifa – Discover more about the Burj Khalifa skyscraper via its official website.
- About Burj Khalifa – Find stats, data and other information about Burj Khalifa on the Skyscraper Center website.
- Burj Khalifa, World’s Tallest Building – Explore the Visit Dubai website to learn more about Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
- Virtual Tour of Burj Khalifa – Take a virtual tour of Burj Khalifa using Google’s Streetview application.