The world’s tallest building is set to be completed later this year. Its creation will now be chronicled in what is apparently going to be the world’s largest book.
March 2, 2009 8:56 by Aarti Nagraj
When completed, Burj Dubai will have used around 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, which would be the amount required for a 1,900 kilometer long sidewalk and will equal the weight of around 100,000 elephants.
At peak cooling times, the tower will require approximately 10,000 tons of cooling per hour, which is equivalent to the cooling effect produced by melting 10.2 million kilograms of ice in one day.
The curtain wall of the building will be equal to 17 soccer fields.
In September 2004, 300 apartments were sold in two four-hour sessions on two nights. The most expensive floors in the Burj Dubai, including those branded by Armani, sell at about AED14,000 per square foot.