Burj Khalifa Facts
- Burj Khalifa can sway up to 3.9 feet.
- The elevator in Burj Khalifa gose 55 floors per second
- Burj Khalifa has 163 floors and one floor is underground.
- Burj Khalifa is 828 metres or 2,716.5 feet.
- The observatory deck of the building is located at a height of 1483 feet or 452.1 meters.
- Burj Khalifa has 58 elevator
- Burj Khalifa has 304 hotels and 900 apartments.
- Burj Khalifa has 3,000 car parking spaces on two basement levels.
Fact About Building Burj Khalifa
Over 12,000 professionals and skilled workers from more than 100 countries were on site every day. Over 45,000 cubic metres 1.59 million cubic feet of concrete, weighing more than 110,000 tonnes, were used to construct the concrete and steel foundations. 330,000 cubic. 11.6 million cubic feet of concrete 39,000 of reinforced steel; 103,000 sq m 1.1 million square feet of glass; 15,500 square 166,800 square feet of embossed stainless steel and the tower took 22 million man hours to build. The concrete used is equivalent to a sidewalk 1,900 kilometres 1,200 miles in length, and the weight of 100,000 elephants.
The superstructure is supported by a large reinforced concrete mat, which is in turn supported by bored reinforced concrete piles. The mat is 3.7 metres thick, and was constructed in four separate pours totalling 12,500 cubic metres of concrete
The tower’s water system supplies an average of 946,000 litres 250,000 gallons of water daily. At peak cooling, Burj Khalifa will require about 10,000 tonnes of cooling This water is collected and drained in a separate piping system to a holding tank in the basement car park. The condensate collection system provides about 15 million gallons of supplement water per year, equal to about 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools
The tower’s peak electrical demand is 36mW, equal to about 360,000 bulbs of 100 watts operating.
Fire Safety & Security
Fire safety and speed of evacuation were prime consideration in the design of Burj Khalifa. Concrete surrounds all stairwells and the building service and fireman’s elevator has a capacity of 5,500 kg and is the world’s tallest service elevator. There are pressurized, air-conditioned refuge areas located approximately every 25 floors.