Dubai Architecture: Burj Dubai

Posted: July 22, 2008 in Misc.
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Dubai Architecture Series
The Burj Dubai

Today I continue my series on Dubai Architecture with the Burj Dubai. The Burj Dubai is the tallest man made structure currently towering over 2087 feet (as of May 12th 2008 ) and is projected to reach a height of 2313 feet (although it is not confirmed what the actual height will be when completed, some estimates ranging as high as 3,005 feet!). The tower is scheduled to be completed in September of 2009. The building is designed by the same architects of the Sears Tower in Chicago and the Freedom Tower in NYC. The interior of the skyscraper will be designed by Giorgia Armani. An Armani hotel will occupy the first 37 floors, floors 45-108 will have 700 apartments (which according to the developer sold out within 8 hours of going on sale!). An outdoor Zero Entry swimming pool will be on the 78th floor. Corporate offices will fill the remaining floors, with the 123rd and 124th floor holding outdoor observation decks. The building will also have the fastest elevator in the world, rising at 59 feet per second! (56 Elevators will be installed in the building). Outside the building will have a record setting fountain system with 6,600 lights, 50 colored projectors and capable of shooting water 490 feet in the air all set to music.

Photos of the Burj Dubai Tower

Projected Completion (Holy Smokes!)

Burj Dubai at its Current State, Not to its total height (WOW)

The Burj Dubai’s Height in Relation to the other Tallest Structures

I would be scared to death to work on the top of this thing!

All I can say is WOW to this building!

Check out the other posts in the Dubai Architecture Series
The Dynamic Tower
The Burj Al Arab Hotel

*All photos obtained from LINK

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  2. boyerling3 says:

    Hey, I’m not the only that is interested in Dubai. If only I had $4.5 to build the BD

  3. boyerling3 says:

    ah, $4.5 billion that is

  4. Varun Sharma says:


  5. Luiz Fernando says:

    Incredible. I can only commend the amazing minds who thought this out. They are masters of architecture. Hopefully in a couple of years i’ll be making work just as good!

    P.s.: $4.5 Billion ? Bill Gates could have easily sponsored this building on his own…lol.. That’s insane !

  6. nazeer says:

    aim very very laik dubai

  7. KHUSHBU says:


  8. shiv kumar says:

    this is miracle to build so heightest building.

  9. shiv kumar says:

    this is amazing building in the world.

  10. WASEEM AKRAM says:

    this is amazing building in the world.

  11. muddassar nazar says:

    it is wonderful building of the world.and really i m very surprised by this achivement.

  12. joye says:

    Dubai is going to become a city of its own kind and i can bet for dubai becoming futuristic city in coming years

  13. Darleison Rodrigues says:


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