Sunday, 21 September 2008

Burj Dubai

Current height

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.

Current records

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)[16]
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))

Note: Additional records for tallest skyscraper are considered unofficial. On July 20, 2007, the head of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Antony Wood, said "We will not classify it as a building until it is complete, clad and at least partially open for business to avoid things like the Ryungyong [sic] project. Taipei 101 is thus officially the world's tallest until that happens."

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