Burj Khalifa Tower
The Khalifa Tower (Arabic: Burj Khalifa) originally known as Dubai Tower, also known as the Dubai Tower or the Bis Dubai Tower, is a skyscraper built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has 162 stories, totally 828 meters high and is 320 meters taller than Taipei 101. Samsung Corporation of Korea is responsible for the construction. Construction began on September 21, 2004, and was completed and opened on January 4, 2010. Meanwhile, the name of the Halifah Tower was officially renamed. The architect is Adrian Smith, an American architect from Chicago Company. The architecture design adopts a challenging single structure, which consists of connected tubular towers with a space-age style shape. Around the base, a geometric figure with Islamic architectural style, six desert flowers, is adopted. The Khalifa Tower, together with its surrounding supporting projects, has a total investment of over $7 billion. Below the 37th floor of Halifah is the world's first Armani Hotel, with 45 to 108 floors serving as apartments. The 123 floor is an observation deck overlooking the city of Dubai. There are 1000 luxury apartments in the building. The surrounding supporting projects include: Longcheng, Dubai MALL and supporting hotels, residences, apartments, business centers, etc. The Halifah Tower is not only amazingly high, but also "full of material and equipment". A total of 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, 39,000 metric tons of steel and 142,000 square meters of glass are used in the Halifah Tower. The building is so tall, of course, it needs advanced transportation equipment. The building is equipped with 56 lifts with a maximum speed of 17.4 meters per second, and a double-deck sightseeing lift with a maximum capacity of 42 people at a time.