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.
With Google releasing new 3D imagery almost every week, urban sightseeing in Google Earth is getting better and better. Last month we mentioned the opening of the Burj Khalifa, so we thought it was probably time to look at more of the world's tallest buildings. Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m.
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.
SUPERMAN could not, if he were alive today, have leaped the newly opened Burj Dubai in a single bound. It is the tallest building in the world.
Leading Middle Eastern public relations consultancy ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller has picked up the International Business Awards’ title of ‘PR Campaign of the Year’ for its 5-year campaign to launch the 828m tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The agency, along with winners from 28 nations, was honoured at a gala ceremony held in Istanbul on Monday.
Solar panels on the Burj Khalifa will heat 140,000 liters of water a day, the building’s developers have claimed. Ahmad Al Matrooshi, the managing director of developers Emaar, said that the world’s tallest building – which re-opened to tourists on Monday – would be a benchmark for urban developments seeking sustainability in the region.
Fibre optics specialists help wire Dubai's Burj Khalifa Tower. A small business in Melbourne has touted its role in the rollout of an optical fibre network built for the world's tallest tower, Dubai's Burj Khalifa Tower. Australian-owned Warren and Brown Technologies (WBT) provided equipment and training to Bond Communications - the company in Dubai commissioned to provide the complete audio-visual solutions for the 828 metre-high tower.
Indeed, Wednesday's star-studded launch of the MBC Drama channel at the Burj Khalifa was something of an exception. For this is an industry populated by an increasingly vast array of satellite TV channels, and an equally vast array of funding levels.
The inauguration of Burj Khalifa — the world's tallest building — will feature a spectacular display of fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays and sound and music effects that will portray the evolution of the world's most iconic new building in a breathtaking sensory journey.