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Slide 1 - Burj Khalifa Marina Andreou B5
Slide 2 - Background Information “Khalifa Tower", known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest man-made building ever built, at 828 m. Construction began on 21 September 2004, the exterior of the building was finished on 1 October 2009. The building finished and opened on the 4th of January 2010. It took overall 6 years to be finished!!
Slide 3 - Architecture and Engineering It was performed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer.
Slide 4 - Construction Labour About 7,500 skilled workers were used for the construction of the building. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNfpwdLVZ4c
Slide 5 - The Design-History The design of Burj Khalifa is derived from patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture. According to the structural engineer, Bill Baker, the building's design contains cultural and historical elements particular to the region. The Y-shaped plan is ideal for residential and hotel usage, with the wings allowing maximum outward views and inward natural light
Slide 6 - The design architect, Adrian Smith, has said the triple-lobed footprint (base) of the building was inspired by the flower Hymenocallis!! During the design process, engineers rotated the building 120 degrees from its original layout to reduce stress from strong winds since it is very tall!
Slide 7 - Features More than 4000 tones of steel were used and more than 1,000 pieces of art decorate the interiors of Burj Khalifa featuring 196 bronze and brass alloy symbols representing the 196 countries of the world. The outside part is made of glass! There are two swimming pools on the 43rd and 76th floors.
Slide 8 - The building is expected to hold up to 35,000 people!! This shows the size and strength of the building. There are 160 floors, 57 elevators and 8 escalators!!
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Slide 10 - Costs The total cost of the project was about $1.5 billions!! The Armani hotel that is found on the first floors of the building cost $37,500 per m2 and the rest of it cost $43,000 per m2 !
Slide 11 - The Opening Day!! The opening day was held on 4th January 2010. The ceremony featured a display of 10,000 fireworks, light beams projected on and around the tower, and further sound, light and water effects!
Slide 12 - Current Records At this moment the building in Dubai has 14 records!! Some of them are: Tallest structure ever built: 828 m Building with most floors: 160(the previous just 108) World’s highest swimming pool (76th floor)
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Slide 14 - Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa http://www.google.com/images?rlz=1T4ADFA_enCY356CY357&q=burj%20tower%20dubai&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1003&bih=500 Encyclopedia “Domi” Marina Andreou B’5