One World Trade Center Tower now World’s most expensive

The politically-charged project has experienced waves of delays and price increases in the decade since the September 11th attacks, almost doubling from its original estimate of $2 billion. Even at these more modest numbers, however, the tower would still have dwarfed other global projects, including the Burj Khalifa - the world’s tallest tower - at a mere $1.5 billion.

‘The lights went off and the car began to fall’: Tourist tells of horror...

A group of terrified tourists have told how they were trapped in a lift for almost an hour 124 floors above the ground in the world's tallest building. Visitors on the observation deck half-mile-high Burj Khalifa heard a loud boom, then saw dust that looked like smoke seeping through a crack in a lift door.

Earth Hour darkness to shine a light for green living

The lights of the Burj Khalifa will go out and cities across the nation will be plunged into darkness this evening as the UAE's landmark buildings join the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House and New York's Times Square in observing the biggest climate change awareness event in the world.

Talking Tall

By Jethu Abraham (PEOPLE) ulitzer- winning architecture critic Paul 
Goldberger finds the Burj more than just a tall tale Acclaimed architecture critic and writer Paul Goldberger couldn’t be visiting Dubai...

Copenhagen’s BIG Architects Complete 8 House Landmark Residential Project

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.

‘Tallest tower’ deal set for Eid

Six Construct, a Belgian company that helped to build the Burj Khalifa, and its Saudi partner, El Seif Engineering Contracting, are vying for the project against Australia’s Multiplex Construction and Saudi BinLadin Group, one of the biggest construction companies in the region

Dubai’s Burj 2020 plans world’s highest observation deck

The developer of Burj 2020, billed to be the world’s tallest commercial building, plans to have a 360 degree observation deck on the topmost floor of the mega tall structure, Emirates 24|7 can reveal.

Vrindavan’s Chandrodaya Mandir to have deeper foundation than Burj Khalifa

The under-construction Chandrodaya Mandir in Vrindavan, designed to be the world’s tallest temple, will have its foundation five metres deeper than the famous Burj Khalifa in Dubai. “The foundation of...

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.