Ever since Burj Khalifa was established a decade ago in the , it has embraced one title after another, conquering the curiosity of the . The – standing at ; tallest man-made structure on land; the highest ; largest and the tallest LED-illuminated façade, etc. Now, adding one more feather in the cap is a Guinness title for the ‘highest lounge in the .’ Suffice to say, when you are observing Burj Khalifa, the in the , you are witnessing one history layered upon another, with eight titles attached to it now.
The newest recognition comes after the opening of a lounge in the , called ‘The Lounge,’ that spreads on the 152nd , 153rd and 154th . Located at a height of 585.36 meters, ‘The Lounge’ has been renowned for its breathtaking views of the city along with a fascinating array of food and beverages.
The Lounge offers a new experience of Burj Khalifa with high tea services from 12.30 pm to 4 pm and sundowner cocktails from 5.30 till midnight. With daily live music schedule, The Lounge is one of the most happening places to be in this of .
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Burj Khalifa Fun Facts
Tallest of the tall buildings
No brainer that Burj Khalifa is the in the word after is surpassed Toronto’s CN , but its enormity can be measured by addressing it is three times higher than the Eiffel and two times higher than the Empire State in New York. The of this is 163 stories high.
Eight world records
With Burj Khalifa’s The Lounge receiving the newest Guinness Records, the has a total of eight records now. Besides the , Burj Khalifa has the record of having of floors, specifically 163. It also has the ‘s (on its ), the , with At The Top, and the with in the , alongside the . The highest residential apartment at Burj Khalifa stands at 385 meters.
One minute to reach the top
When we say the highest, fastest and longest the on the . With a stretch that long, the has 2,909 flight of stairs, and and ., how much do you think it is? Another – the longest which sprawls to 140 floors runs at a speed of 10 meters per second, which means, it only takes one minute to reach
A side note: before Burj Khalifa broke the record for being the , it was 101, standing tall at 508 meters, that held the record.
Concrete equals to the weight of 100,000 elephants
The construction of the in the , Burj Khalifa started in 2004 and was completed in 2010. However, the construction required 39,000 tonnes of and330,000 cubic meters of concrete, which is equal to the weight of 100,000 elephants. The aluminum used is said to weigh as much as the boasts of housing the , “At the “.. Today,
12,000 workers worked per day
At the time of construction, and with such heavy materials, the workers who built the were mostly from South Asia. There were about 12,000 workers working per day at the site. In total, it took 22-million man-hours to complete the Burj Khalifa. Right from the till the top, the architecture of this is a masterpiece. The central core emerges at the top and leads to a .
Months to clean windows
It is not an easy task to clean the . It is believed that it takes three months to clean all the windows of the . The exterior of the Burj Khalifa has 26,000 glass panels, designed by 300 experts who had to ensure that the exterior would withstand the heat of the summers in .
For the art lovers
Located in proximity to the , this is full of specially-commissioned art pieces including the sculpture by Egyptian born artist Karim Rashid, and the ‘ Voices’ in the resident’s lobby. Voices was made by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa, and features 196 suspended cymbals that produce sound when hit by droplets of water. In fact, the water trickles from the ceiling and the distinct sound is said to represent voices of people from around the . In fact, the is home to the commissioned works of over 85 artists from around the , but all art reveals an Arabic cultural context.
Located in , the , Burj Khalifa houses a collection of 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom luxurious known as the . These occupy space from the 9th to the 16th floors of the . The collects and reuses 15 million gallons of water every year which is used for irrigation, cooling system, and the . The exterior of the is silver coated to improve insulation. Solar panels are installed to heat up to 140,000 liters of water per day.
All common areas smell different
All the common areas of this have a bespoke fragrance that was handpicked from 18 aromas. This was done to ensure that the fragrance in each space rendered a different kind of experience.
The building resembles a flower
If you look at this from above, you will see that Burj Khalifa was designed to resemble the Hymenocallis flower or the spider lily, a desert flower cultivated throughout the UAE.
While these are the 10 fun facts about . While you’re there, you might as well visit the interesting .‘s very own wonder, the can continue to astound. With a capacity to hold 35,000 people at once, the is often called a “vertical city.” So go get your and watch the from the
Now, the Jeddah in is another project everyone is looking forward to.
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