Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and a ‘Living Wonder.’. The Burj is a triumph of engineering, art, and craftsmanship that honors the city as it rises from the desert. There are 160 habitable levels in the Burj Khalifa, which stands at 828 meters (2,716.5 feet), the tallest building in the world. Several world firsts have been achieved by the tower since its inauguration on January 4, 2010. In January 2004, excavation work began on the world’s tallest man-made structure. Within 1,325 days, the tower had become the world’s tallest man-made structure. 330,000 cubic meters of concrete were used in the construction of the Burj Khalifa, while 39,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement were also used. In addition, 103,000 square metres of glass and 15,500 square metres of stainless steel were embossed. A total of 22 million man hours were devoted to the construction of the tower.
What to Expect
On your maiden visit to the Big Apple, be sure to allow a minimum of three days so you can take a breath and enjoy all the city has to offer without being in transit every moment of your trip. The following will only scratch the surface of what to expect but will arm you with information to feel confident during your time in New York City.
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