Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, 828 meters, was inaugurated on Jan 4, 2010. The tower accomplished a world record for the highest installation of aluminium and glass façade, at a height of 512 meters.
Although impressive, it’s still not as tall as the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, which checks in at approximately 2,717 feet. By comparison, the next tallest building is the Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which only reaches 1,667 feet.
Construction began Tuesday on the Yongsan Landmark Tower, which is expected to be the most expensive building in the world once it is completed, standing 100 stories tall and rising half a kilometer into the sky.
Over 150 key decision makers from the construction sector gathered to discuss tall building projects at the Tall Building India summit last month with a view to share state-of-the-art structural engineering, the role of constructing vertically, planning for a rapidly expanding population, sustainable solutions and best-practice project management strategies.
Buildings that end up in the Guinness Book of Records are standard in the UAE. They come in all shapes and sizes from the world's tallest tower, Emaar's Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to the world's roundest office building, Aldar's circular HQ in Abu Dhabi, and "iconic" is the default description for every major new project.
Adrian Smith, 66, is the senior design partner at Chicago-based Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture. While at his previous firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Mr. Smith designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which at 2,717-feet high is the world’s tallest, along with China’s Nanjing’s Zifeng Tower, Chicago’s Trump International Hotel & Tower and Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower.
A startling number of planned sky-rises are poised to change the cityscape of India’s commercial capital within the next decade. The emblematic Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia are still some distance away—the former is over 600m tall, while the latter is nearly 457m—but Mumbai is fast catching up in reaching for the skies.
Matrix Laser also contributed to New Years Eve celebrations at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. A lights and fireworks show on the world’s tallest tower was complemented by a 120 watt laser light provided by the firm. The eye-catching result was broadcast worldwide and fascinated the 200,000 spectators present in the Downtown area.