By Staff www.emirates247.com
Burj Khalifa, the world’s only ‘Global Icon’ and the civic pride of the city of Dubai, now has a monument saluting the international collaboration that marked the accomplishment of the world’s tallest building. Emaar Properties, the developer of Burj Khalifa, has unveiled ‘The Burj Monument,’ 18 metres high and in stainless steel, in Downtown Dubai, near The Dubai Mall.
Located strategically on a visual plane aligned with the awe-inspiring magnificence of the tower, the monument draws its design inspiration from the three-core structure of Burj Khalifa, originally based on the floral architecture of the desert flower, Hymenocallis.
An architectural art that adds to the sculptures and art pieces in Downtown Dubai, The Burj Monument welcomes visitors to the 500-acre community, and serves to remind them of the global collaboration that has gone into making Burj Khalifa.
Engineers, designers, architects and skilled workers from more than 100 countries were involved in the making of the tower. At its peak of construction, there were more than 12,000 dedicated personnel on site ensuring the seamless progress.
The monument is also a token of gratitude by Emaar Properties to the people of Dubai and visitors from around the world, who have enabled the transition of Burj Khalifa from ‘History Rising’ to ‘A Living Wonder.’
Today, a fully functional lifestyle hub, Burj Khalifa is the luxury address of hundreds of families, features corporate offices, has the world’s first Armani Hotel, the world’s highest outdoor observation deck with an outdoor terrace – At the Top, Burj Khalifa, and the world’s highest restaurant, At.mosphere, in addition to a choice of leisure amenities.
Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Two years ago, with the grand inauguration of Burj Khalifa, Dubai demonstrated to the world that where there is determination, dedication and a clearly defined objective, we can push the boundaries of what humanity can achieve. More info