The tallest man made structure record was held by the CN Tower in Canada. However, that record has been broken by the Burj Dubai, a 555.3m building constructed by Emaar Properties, one of the leading property builders.
Currently the tallest building, the Burj Dubai, at 555.3m high, is one tall building that has a whopping one hundred and fifty stories. This building has left the others in the competition like the Taipei 101 in Taiwan and the record holder, CN Tower.
An elated Mohammed Ali Alabbar, the Chairman of the firm (Emaar Properties) that pulled off this amazing feat, was quoted saying that the making of this building was a result of more than 5000 people who were involved in the making of this project. He said that he saw this achievement as an assertion of the will power of the many people who dedicated their efforts towards the creation of this masterpiece. Making the tallest building in the world is not an easy thing to do, and it requires an immense amount of dedication and perseverance to transfer a dream into reality. The proud chairman claimed that this achievement bears testimony to the spirit of Dubai and is representative of the dauntless never die attitude of its people.
This building actually puts Dubai in the world map and when the building is completed in the next year, it will become one of the major attractions of the place.
The Downtown Burj Dubai project covers other aspects and will have everything from residences, offices, hospitality units and the biggest destination for shopaholics around the world – the Dubai Mall.
The Burj Dubai is all about thinking big and then transforming it into reality. The structure will have world class facilities for the residents. Those staying in Burj Dubai will get four swimming pools at their disposal, a cigar club, library and a world class gym.
Design and Construction
The styling and structuring of the Burj Dubai, done by Skidmore from Chicago, is a perfect merger of Islamic architectural traditions and modern styling. It looks very much a 21st century structure with an added feel of tradition.
The Burj Dubai represents the blend of East and West and it poses as a perfect destination for the investors who are interested in real estate. With the demands for a space in the Burj Dubai, it is fast becoming one of the hottest properties around.
If you can be part of the Burj Dubai, you will have access to almost all over the world and you will be where the world wants to be. With most of the attention of the real estate focused on it, the Burj Dubai is all set to become one of the most coveted properties in the world.
With all the good things, one must end with the good old saying in the world of real estate – the sky is the limit. And thus, even before the Burj Dubai has arrived, it has a competitor in Nakheel’s Al Burj, a tower that promises to be the highest!