This Day in Business History: Burj Khalifa opens

Jan. 4, 2010:  Burj Khalifa in Dubai, U.A.E., opens as the worlds tallest building at 2,717 feet (828m).  At over 160 stories tall, it also has the highest occupied floor in the world.  The building includes 900 residential apartments, office space and a 304 room hotel, as well as an observation deck.

Sources: Burj Khalifa website, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, The Skyscraper Center

 

Read more from our collection:

UAE and the Gulf: Architecture and Urbanism Now, by George Katodrytis I’m an e-book.

 

 

 

Asian Architecture, by Michelle Galindo NA1460 .G35 2010