Burj Khalifa beaten to top spot in world’s highest observation decks

The Burj Khalifa is taller than any other building on Earth, but its observation deck does not make it as World Number One. A list of the world's tallest viewing platforms puts the Burj's At the Top in third place behind the decks on two towers in China.

Mile-High Skyscraper Possible by 2025, Race to Top

Today’s highest skyscraper -- the 818-meter (2,684-foot) Burj Khalifa in Dubai -- is set to be overtaken by the 1 kilometer Kingdom Tower in Jeddah when it’s completed in 2018. Developing countries are eclipsing the U.S. and Europe in the “megatall” category of 600-meter-plus buildings, fueled by faster economic growth and a desire to show off their wealth.

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.

World’s Greatest Infrastructure Projects

Cities around the world take turns owning the title for the tallest skyscraper, the longest bridge or the deepest mine. Covering nearly every continent of the world, here’s our current list, which I’m sure will change over the next few years.

Burj Khalifa and its machines

We all know that the biggest, and most expensive of just about everything has been used on the Burj Khalifa, but did you realise that the project also broke new ground in machinery terms? We look at some of the tower's PMV landmarks.

S’Frog Scores Downtown Dubai

The 500-acre urban development is anchored by Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and also features the Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination. It includes business, residential, hospitality and leisure properties.

Hansgrohe clinches Burj Khalifa contract

The German bathroom fittings and shower manufacturer supplied more than 5000 fittings from its Axor Starck luxury collection for the Burj Khalifa. The installation started in 2008 and was finished in June 2009. “Hansgrohe was given a great deal of credit for not pulling out of the market in the face of the economic crisis, unlike other companies,” said Siegfried Gänßlen, chairman of the management board of Hansgrohe AG.

World’s tallest new tower gets going

Kingdom Holding Co. said the more than 3,280 foot (1,000 meter) high Kingdom Tower, to be built north of the Red Sea city of Jiddah, is part of the first phase of the planned Kingdom City. The sprawling mega project, announced in 2008, is slated to cover a two-square mile area.

This is Dubai Metro’s busiest station, and it’s not Burj Khalifa

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the Dubai Metro, comprising the Red and Green lines, has posted high ridership rates last April, clocking 13,879,636 passengers, which compares well with the ridership recorded during the same period last year amounting to 11,298,414 riders.

Czech firm played key role in construction of world’s tallest building

The completion of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai, made scores of international headlines this week. Among those who took part in the huge project in the United Arab Emirates was a Czech firm called Pega Hoist, whose high-speed construction elevators were used throughout the building stage.

Stay connected

15,348FansLike
66,220FollowersFollow
11,193SubscribersSubscribe

Latest article

Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

Burj Khalifa opens highest lounge in world to public

The Lounge - Burj Khalifa Dubai

Samsung takes over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to promote Galaxy S9

The company became the first tech brand to be represented on the building in an LED display. There was also a chance for consumers to...