Burj Khalifa World Records

Burj Khalifa holds the following world records:

  • Tallest building in the world – surpassing Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres (1,667 ft) had held the title of the ‘tallest building in the world’ since it opened in 2004
  • Tallest man-made structure in the world – surpassing the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, USA, which stands at 628.8 metres (2,063 ft)
  • Tallest free-standing structure in the world – breaking the 31-year-old record of CN Tower, which stands at 553.33 metres (1,815.5 ft)
  • Largest number of storeys in the world – over 160
  • Highest occupied floor in the world Level 160
  • Highest outdoor observation deck in the world – Level 124
  • World record for vertical concrete pumping – over 600 metres, beating the previous record held by Taipei 101 (448 metres or 1,470 ft)
  • Tallest service elevator in the world – 504 metres (1,654 ft), more than the height of Taipei 101 (448 metres) and almost one-and-a-half times that of the Empire State Building in New York (381 metres)
  • World record for the highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade
  • World’s highest swimming pool on Level 76 (over 260 metres; over 853 ft)

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For more information, visit www.burjkhalifa.ae




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