It has been reported that following an elevator break down which left visitors trapped over 120 stories above the land and forced it to shut, on Sunday, the observation deck of the world’s tallest tower reopened in Dubai.
It is said that there were dozens of visitors lined up to buy tickets for the 124 floor of the half-mile-high Burj Khalifa. The deck was closed in February.
Although, the reason why the elevator broke down is not yet clear, but the accident has surely established as a huge embarrassment for Dubai.
The Burj Khalifa tower rises more than 160 stories and stands at 2,717 feet (828 meters).
The tower’s elevators are supplied by Farmington, Conn.-based Otis Elevator Co., part of United Technologies Corp.
On Sunday, Otis Spokesman, Dilip Rangnekar did not respond to details asked on the elevators’ maintenance or their safety.
It has been said that most of the people who paid the 100 dirham ($27) for a 3-minute ride to the deck were either unaware of the February’s elevator break down or did not mind the ride.
According to Sheetal Gulati, a tourist from the U. K. on a three-day trip to Dubai, “We feel fortunate to have gone up. The view is very nice and worth seeing”.
Emaar, owners of the tower, did not have much to say about the accident in February. The deck’s reopening has not been officially announced by Emaar Properties.