So, how DO you clean windows on the world’s tallest building?

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.

Were you excited about the opening of Burj Khalifa on Jan 4?

More than 2 billion people are estimated to have seen the glittering, colorful ceremony that marked the opening of the world’s tallest building in Dubai on January 4. The height of the building, which was renamed Burj Khalifa during the inauguration by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, was revealed to be 828 meters.

Burj Khalifa opening a ‘defining moment’ for Emaar

The opening of the Burj Khalifa has been labeled a “truly defining moment” for Emaar by Emaar Hospitality Group CEO Marc Dardenne.

Oz co bags window cleaning job from Burj Khalifa

An Australian company has been awarded the contract to clean every window on the world’s tallest building Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

New plans floated for proposed 160-story building in Miami

Plans call for a 3,200-foot-tall building that would eclipse the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the world's tallest. Miapolis would include an amusement park, a trade center, an observatory, a shopping mall, restaurants, condominiums, office space, a hotel and a marina.

Record breaking Burj base jump

Two men have broken the record for the world's highest base jump after parachuting from the top of Dubai's 828m (2,716ft) Burj Khalifa tower.

Fino applies finishing touches to Armani Hotel

Fino International is nearing the end of its mammoth 33 month project to fit out the Burj Khalifa’s corporate offices, public lobby and Armani Hotel & Residences.

Czech firm played key role in construction of world’s tallest building

The completion of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai, made scores of international headlines this week. Among those who took part in the huge project in the United Arab Emirates was a Czech firm called Pega Hoist, whose high-speed construction elevators were used throughout the building stage.

Travelog: First Armani Hotel to open in Burj Dubai

Armani Hotel Dubai, the first hotel to open under the collaboration between Giorgio Armani S.p.A. and Emaar Properties PJSC, will be launched on March 18, 2010.

David Brussat: Superman, meet Dubai’s superscraper

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.

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