What is the Burj Khalifa

Standing at just over half a mile high, the Burj Khalifa is by far the tallest building in the world. The Willis Tower, the World Trade centre that was, none of them can hold a patch on this concrete and steel marvel. It was built in an incredibly fast  5 years and has remained the tallest building since 2009. What will you see if you decide to visit it? You can be reassured that there is a considerable amount of concrete underneath it all to hold it up. You could ask the Concrete Tewkesbury based company https://www.monstermixconcrete.co.uk/concrete-tewkesbury for their opinion and they would agree.

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The Tower was created as a part of an initiative to regenerate downtown Dubai. The city has become unrecognisable from what it was some 30 years ago and the Burj Khalifa is one example of that. It borrows the “tube” system that was used in the construction of the Willis Tower. However, in keeping with the local culture, there is also an influence from the beautiful Great Mosque of Sammara.

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As with most skyscrapers, there is an observation deck. It’s located on floor 124. In a clever twist, the floor has the option for an augmented reality option. This changes the view so that you can see  Dubai, and the landscape of the past. If the conditions are right, you can even see the shores of Iran. As this is some 100 miles away, this shows how incredibly high the building is.

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