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Are you planning to visit the Burj Khalifa observatory on the 124th floor?

Are you planning to visit the Burj Khalifa observatory on the 124th floor?

The results are in.

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January 17, 2010 1:40 by



Another 3 percent were also dissuaded by the height of the building; the Burj Khalifa is 828 meters tall, and the observatory on the 124th floor stands 495 meters above solid ground. And while an elevator takes just 60 seconds to reach the deck, things can go wrong, once in a while.

Last week, 14 people were stuck in the Burj Khalifa elevator for an hour, while on their 60 second journey to the observation deck. The elevator reportedly stalled at a height of 430 meters, said Gulf News.

“The elevator of At the Top was briefly stalled and operations were resumed soon after. Visitors were safely transported to level 124. The safety of our guests is of paramount importance and all elevators in Burj Khalifa are tested and function to the highest safety standards,” Emaar said in a statement.

Emaar is yet to send us the actual number of visitors who have set foot on the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building, although it claims to have had an “overwhelming public response.” However, only 2 percent of our respondents said that they have already enjoyed the experience.



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  1. Frenchie on July 12, 2011 3:28 am

    I’ll try to put this to good use immedtilaey.

     

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