Weekend trivia -Burj Khalifa

March 25th, 2010 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Tallest skyscraper to top of spire: 828 m
Tallest structure ever built: 828 m
Tallest extant structure: 828 m (2,717 ft)
Tallest freestanding structure: 828 m (2,717 ft)
Building with most floors: 160 (previously Willis Tower – 108)
World’s highest elevator installation,situated inside a rod at the very top of the buildin
World’s fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s)[19] (previously Taipei 101 – 16.83 m/s)
Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)
Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 606 m (1,988 ft)
The first world’s tallest structure in history to include residential space
Highest outdoor observation deck in the world (124th floor) at 442 m (1,450 ft)
World’s highest mosque (located on the 158th floor)
World’s highest installation of an aluminum and glass façade, at a height of 512 m (1,680 ft)
World’s highest swimming pool (76th floor) (previously Shanghai World Financial Center – 85th floor)

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