Burj Khalifa Dubai skyscraper officially opens today

Although construction still continues on interior floors, the Burj skyscraper in Dubai officially opens it doors to the public today. The event will be marked by a dazzling fireworks and laser display after dark.

At 168 stories, it is the world’s tallest building and has broken countless records since construction began in late 2004, becoming the world’s tallest freestanding structure with the highest occupied floor, highest outdoor observation deck, and longest-traveling elevator.

UPDATE: Apparently this tower has just been renamed “Burj Khalifa” by the ruler of Dubai. Strange. The official height was announced as 828 meters.

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5 thoughts on “Burj Khalifa Dubai skyscraper officially opens today

  1. sc341 says:

    It’s a nice looking building, unfortunately no union labor was used to build it. Instead they used laborers from Pakistan mostly I think. These people were little more than slaves to build these construction projects in Dubai.

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