World’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa)

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By: Omar Abdalla

This is the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. This building took years to construct and was inch perfect as you can tell by its success. The building (Burj Khalifa) has 163 floors which makes it the tallest building in the world. Interesting fact the Burj Khalifa also has the world’s fastest elevator. One of the things that was being considered when building this was what would happen on a very windy day, the answer was the building might tip over from how high it was. So what the engineers of this building did was they added really good support to keep the building very steady and sturdy. It was designed by a group of people who were determined, and focused, they said the hardest part was keeping the building cool since it gets up to 100 degrees in Dubai they had to use 13,000 tons of ice. The building cost about 1.5 billion.

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This relates to engineering in the way that a lot of planning was needed for this as well as organization. The level of complexity this building has in every floor is insane.

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http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/the-tower/factsandfigures.aspx