Uplifting maintenance

In Dubai on 11 January, a tour to the At The Top observation deck of Burj Khalifa turned into a nightmare for 15 visitors when they became stuck between floors in a high-speed lift, and had to be rescued via a service lift. Apparently the problem was only a ‘stall’, and hence not a major problem, but neither Burj Khalifa nor lift supplier Otis has issued any statement to date about the incident.

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 experience the different features of...

Iraq’s Bride Tower aims to top Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower

Iraq's southern Basra Province is planning to build a 1,152 metre "mega tall" skyscraper which will be taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world, and the under-construction 1km Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.

Burj Khalifa opens all-new immersive technology and digital art experiences

At the Top, Burj Khailfa expanded its front area by three times its original size to host hundreds of visitors conveniently at any point in time. Introducing the all-new digital...

New mosque for Downtown Dubai

A new mosque covering an area of 40,000 square feet is being built in Downtown Dubai, near The Old Town development. The mosque will be set in an immaculately landscaped area that will complement the design elegance of The Old Town. The mosque will be designed to reflect the rich traditional architectural heritage while serving as a haven of peace and serenity and is set to become a modern day cultural landmark for Dubai.

Contract awarded for Burj Khalifa-Dubai Mall link

The UK construction group is to extend the Dubai Mall — at 5.9 million square feet the biggest by floor space — and connect it to the 830-metre Burj Khalifa in a development that will add 100 stores and increase capacity to 100 million shoppers a year.

Somebody dropped an iPhone 7 off the tallest building in the world

Someone has dropped an iPhone 7 off the tallest building in the world. We still don’t really know why the guys at TechRax decided to hold the ‘experiment’ but they seemed...

Burj Khalifa: We speak to the people who made it possible

The architect: George Efstathiou. The building is shaped like a Y, because this is a good model for residential layouts: it allows the maximum amount of perimeter for windows in living spaces and bedrooms. Tall buildings must be very efficient in their planning so that costs can be kept down. The pointed ends of the Y also resemble Islamic archways and there is Islamic patterning in the paving and floor patterns.

Top 10 construction world record holders

We didn’t have to look far for inspiration for this collection of world toppers. Dubai still ranks as one of the world’s tallest cities – with 51 skyscrapers all standing over 200m high, matching New York’s tally. Hong Kong has 52 but Dubai has the Burj Khalifa, and six others that stretch to over 300m – including the world’s tallest hotel (building used exclusively as a hotel), the Rose Tower, at 333m and 72-storeys.

Police question man over Burj Khalifa iPhone 7 drop test

The Dubai Police recently interrogated a man who posted a viral video shot in the emirate, showing an iPhone 7 being hurled from one of the top floors of...

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