10 tallest buildings of the world

1. Burj Khalifa



This 163-storey skyscraper, located in Dubai (UAE), is known to many, height of the building is 828 meters record total cost of a skyscraper -. 1.5 billion dollars. The opening ceremony was held January 4, 2010. Burj Khalifa is the highest building ever created in the world and the tallest building to date. This building also houses the world’s fastest elevator, whose speed is 10 m / s.

The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m.

Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed 5 years later in 2009. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed to be the centrepiece of large-scale, mixed-use development. The decision to build the building is reportedly based on the government’s decision to diversify from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition. The building was named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Abu Dhabi and the UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts. The building broke numerous height records, including its designation as the tallest tower in the world.