Putzmeister reached a world record vertical concrete pumping height of 1,988 feet during the construction of the world's tallest building.
The oval-shaped bud atop the 928-metre The Tower, the centrepiece of six-square-kilometre Dubai Creek Harbour development, will house ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room that will offer 360-degree views of the city and beyond.
The Tokyo Sky Tree, the world's second tallest man-made structure, reached its full height of 634 metres (2,080 feet) Friday, a week after withstanding a massive earthquake. On March 1, the Sky Tree eclipsed China's 600-metre Canton Tower, which opened in Guangzhou in September, to become the second tallest man-made structure on earth after Dubai's 828-metre Burj Khalifa skyscraper.
At least one Oregon exporter defied gravity in 2009, getting its products a half mile in the sky above Dubai during a year when the state's foreign sales sank. Workers at Warm Springs Composite Products mixed a patented brew of earth, fiberglass and recycled newspaper to make fire-resistant-rated door parts for the Burj Khalifa, which opened recently as the world's tallest building.
The structural demands of building the world's tallest tower were so extreme that the internal spaces of the apartments in the Burj Khalifa are not especially large (by Dubai standards, at least) nor are they particularly easy to work with due to their atypical shapes. But the way in which Antoine has handled these challenges has emphasised his home's greatest asset: the light.
The improbably thin shaft of the 828-meter (2,717-foot) Burj Khalifa, a tour de force of architecture and engineering, is a reflective-glass icon ofDubai's triumphant arrival on the world scene. Or it's a towering monument to easy-money hubris. Take your pick. Changing expectations is the perilous fate of architecture that strives to be the biggest, the most lavish, the most significant. Now pundits galore predict the end of spectacle and glitz. The post-crash reality is looking more complex.
An international consortium, led by Turner Project Management, the project management consultant for Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, are to build the tallest statue in the world in India. The Times of India reported on Wednesday that the consortium signed an agreement with the Gujarat government for "engineering, design and contract management" to construct the 182-metre-high Statue of Unity of Sardar Patel.