Dubai: United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the
world’s tallest building Burj Dubai here Monday, WAM news agency
Sheikh Mohammed unveiled the commemorative plaque at the site
announcing the official opening of the world’s tallest building.
The gleaming glass and steel tower of more than 160 floors extends
more than 800 metres into the sky, making it some 300 metres taller
than Taipei 101, currently listed as the world’s tallest inhabited
Designed by British architect Adrian Smith, the complex includes
1,000 residences, 160 luxury hotel rooms, and 37 office floors with
The opening coincided with the fourth anniversary of the accession
of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to power in the emirate of
Clinton greets UAE on
opening of Burj Dubai
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton Monday sent a special message of felicitation to Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president of the United Arab
Emirates (UAE), on the occasion of unveiling of Burj Dubai, the
world’s tallest building.
“Your efforts to create international cooperation in our global
economy are an important endeavor. I applaud your commitment to
sustainable development,” Clinton said.
On Tuesday, more than 50 leading
architects, architectural critics and journalists from 15 countries
will participate in a programme to mark the launch of Burj Dubai.
man made structure on earth
The tallest man made structure on earth, Burj Tower has set several
new records and to avoid any kind of adverse consequences, the
authorities have adopted tight security measures to protect it.
The height of the tower is the most enticing fact about it and the
authorities have still kept it a secret.
has been reported that the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin
Rashid al-Maktoum will reveal the height of the tower during the
opening ceremony. Though the actual height of the tower has not yet
been revealed, it is expected that it would cross the height of
2,625 feet, which is so far the tallest tower of the world. It would
not be surprising if the height of the tower exceeds 2,700 feet.
The Burj Tower in Dubai, which is a dream come true for the people
of the country has faced multiple criticisms during its
construction. Though the inauguration of the tower had been
postponed twice, the tower finally unveiled today.
As stated in the reports, the spiral shaped tower has the maximum
number of stories and the observation deck of the tower on the 124th
floor has set a record.
No other skyscraper in the world has such a brilliant observation
deck. This tower passes through several climatic zones and the
topmost floor of the tower records a temperature 10 degree Celsius
lower than the ground floor, an amazing fact.