New world record for fastest lift

It may well be the tallest building on the planet, but the Burj Khalifa can no longer boast the fastest lifts in the world. That record has now been clinched by the new 1 080 metre/minute lift in the 212.75-metre-high G1 Tower being built by Hitachi in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan. This will also be the tallest lift research facility in the world.

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Otis GM Sebi Joseph talks about the company's long involvement in the region, from 1967 in Abu Dhabi, culminating with the iconic Burj Khalifa. Otis Elevator Company is represented directly in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Dubai Design Week: animating the LED facade of world’s tallest tower

On the occasion of dubai design week 2016, designer yusuke murakami and tangent design and invention, both based in the city of london, have been invited to collaborate and create...

Mapei appoints Emirates Ceramic as its fifth reseller in UAE

The company has been involved in some of the most challenging construction projects in the region, including the Armani hotel in Burj Khalifa, Qasr El Sarab resort, Atlantis Hotel on Palm Jumeirah, the Emirates Palace Hotel, Burj Al Arab, and Dubai International Airport's Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Cambodia aims high with skyscraper

If the project goes ahead, it would top the Taipei 101 Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Centre and Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers – the world's three tallest buildings after the 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Record breakers

No great surprise here. The Burj Khalifa burst onto the international scene at the beginning of this year with a massive fanfare, fireworks and festivities at the dawn of the new decade after a much anticipated build. The fanfare wasn't without merit: the building smashing almost every record - and by a considerable margin. What's not commonly known is that the Burj actually bagged several world-topping records when it was opened (see below), and set new heights for others to attempt to surpass.

Damac to release new luxury hotel apartment units in Dubai

Damac Properties has announced the new release of units in Damac Maison Privé, waterfront hotel apartments in the Burj area with direct views of Business Bay’s marina. The developer said...

New Year’s fireworks 2017: Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai

Guides can confirm that the Burj Khalifa fireworks display, which has become one of the most watched spectacles on the planet, will begin at the stroke of midnight on...

Burj designers will sketch Godrej’s Gujarat township

The hands that designed the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, will now be sketching homes for the Indian customer. None other than Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), one of the world’s largest architectural and engineering firms, has been roped in by Godrej Properties for the Rs 5,000-crore project in Gujarat.

Watch: Guy throws the iPhone 7 Plus down Burj Khalifa; this is what happened!

Sometimes, the love of going viral on the Internet surpasses everything. So much so, some might even want to drop their phones from the tallest building in the world, you...

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