Building the Largest LED Screen in the World

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In pretty much every conceivable way, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa defies the imagination. At 2,722 feet it is far and away the tallest building in the world, it required $1.5...

How the Burj was built

Vision is a word you hear a lot in the GCC. But just imagine if you will, sitting down in a meeting and deciding to construct the world's tallest building in your city. Not one that is going to be the tallest by a few dozen metres, and relinquish its title to another tower, in another city, within a few years, but the tallest by a massive margin.

WATCH: Dubai’s new Tower much taller than Burj Khalifa

Dubai will be home to the tallest tower in the world - dwarfing the current tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, by 100 meters (328 feet).

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.

Cambodia aims high with skyscraper

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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.

Mile-High Tower Twice the Height of Burj Khalifa to be Built

As far as building teetering skyscrapers in the Middle East goes, developer Kingdom Holding knew exactly who to turn to: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture—architect Adrian Smith had a hand in the design of Burj Khalifa.

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

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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...

So, how DO you clean windows on the world’s tallest building?

Soaring 2,717ft into the air above Dubai and with 1,292,500 sq ft of glass to keep spic and span, the £1billion Burj Khalifa presented a unique problem for maintenance teams. Dale Harding, the general manager of window cleaning company Cox Gomyl, said the firm installed £5million of hi-tech equipment, including unique window-cleaning carousels which they designed, to ensure the Burj Khalifa looks its best.

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

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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...