As of September 1, 2008, Burj Dubai had reached a height of 688 m (2,257 ft), with 160 completed floors, becoming the tallest man-made structure of any kind ever built.
Timeline of events
- September 21, 2004Emaar contractors begin construction of Burj Dubai.
- February 2007Burj Dubai surpasses the Sears Tower as the building with the most floors.
- May 13, 2007Burj Dubai sets record for vertical concrete pumping on any building at 452 m (1,483 ft), surpassing the 449.2 m (1,474 ft) to which concrete was pumped during the construction of Taipei 101.
- July 21, 2007Burj Dubai surpasses Taipei 101 which stands at a height of 509.2 m (1,671 ft) and was the tallest building on Earth.
- August 12, 2007Burj Dubai surpassed the height of the Sears Tower antenna which stands at a height of 527.3 m (1,730 ft).
- September 3, 2007Burj Dubai becomes the second-tallest freestanding structure, surpassing the 540 m (1,772 ft) Ostankino Tower in Moscow.
- September 12, 2007At 555.3 m (1,822 ft), Burj Dubai becomes the world's tallest freestanding structure on land, surpassing CN Tower in Toronto.
- April 7, 2008Emaar announces that Burj Dubai, at 629 m (2,064 ft), has surpassed the KVLY-TV Mast to become the tallest man-made structure on Earth.
- June 17, 2008Emaar announces that Burj Dubai's height is over 636 m (2,087 ft) and that its final height will not be given until September 2009 when it is completed.
- September 1, 2008Emaar announces that Burj Dubai's height is over 688 m (2,257 ft), making it the tallest man-made structure ever built.
Tallest structure: 688 m (2,257 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast - 628.8 m (2,063 ft)
Tallest freestanding structure: 688 m (2,257 ft) (previously CN Tower - 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
Building with most floors: 160 (previously Sears Tower / World Trade Center - 110)
Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 601 m (1,972 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 601 m (1,972 ft) (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant - 532 m (1,745 ft))