Burj Khalifa formerly know as Burj Dubai became the tallest building in the world in just 1,276 days, with the help of more than 5,000 consultants and skilled construction workers pooled in from around the world.
Here is a animated comparison of the Burj Khalifa against some other tall buildings around the world.
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This mammoth man-made structure will be mostly residential, but will also be home to the worlds highest observation deck at a vertigo inducing 517m high, as well as the worlds first 6 star rated Armarni Hotel. The tower was constructed by a South Korean company, Samsung Engineering & Construction, which also did work on the Petronas Twin Towers and Taipei 101.
Here is an animated overview of the Burj Khalifa and the place around..
Some Record Facts of Burj Khalifais
Burj Khalifais the tallest skyscraper to top of spire: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously being Taipei 101 – 509.2 m (1,671 ft))
Burj Khalifa is the building with most floors: 160 (previously Willis Tower – 108)
Burj Khalifa has the world's highest swimming pool (at the 76th floor)
Burj Khalifa has the world's fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s) (previously Taipei 101 – 16.83 m/s)