🇦🇪1/4 - The opening of Burj Khalifa
The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, has been opened in Dubai.
• Location: Dubai
• Tip: 829.8 m (2,722 ft)
• Floor count: 154 + 9 maintenance
• Preceded by: Taipei 101
• Surpassed by: Jeddah Tower (expected)
Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed five years later in 2009.
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 building was originally named Burj Dubai but was renamed 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 building in the world.
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