Sunday, December 17, 2006

Burj Dubai, reaches 95th floor



Burj Dubai in the hub of Downtown Burj Dubai, a master development in Dubai, has completed 95 floors. This real estate project is being developed by Emaar Properties, the Dubai-headquartered PJSC and one of the world's largest realty firms. It is set to be the tallest tower in the world and is currently 329 m high.

Burj Dubai has used 235,000 cubic m of reinforced concrete and 44,200 tons of reinforcing steel so far. It is presently taller than the Burj Al Arab Hotel, which stands at 321 m but is shorter than the Emirates Towers, which is 355 m tall and the only other building in Dubai that is presently taller than Burj Dubai.

Being built at the cost of Dh3.673 billion, Burj Dubai will possess retail, residential and commercial spaces. The highlight feature of this real estate project is The Armani Hotel being developed by Emaar in association with haute couture major Giorgio Armani. Burj Dubai is engineered after extensive planning to withstand wind forces, high summer temperatures and seismic forces.

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