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The World's Tallest Building - By the Numbers

It's record-breaking, smart and an inspired place to live

There are a lot of reasons to look up at the Burj Khalifa &endash; and not just literally. At 2,716.5 feet (828 meters), the towering spire in Dubai isn't just a global icon, it's a vertical city that has set new benchmarks for what can be achieved in the fields of engineering, architecture, and construction.

Burj Khalifa

With a long list of records to its name, the Burj Khalifa most recently hosted the largest laser light and sound show to ever be displayed on a single structure, the world's highest library at level 123, and bespoke fragrances in the common areas are just the tip of the iceberg.Global developer Emaar Properties PJSC, the Burj Khalifa's owner, has been quietly delivering on its own vision &endash; working hard to create a happy community, deliver premium lifestyles and ensure world-class comfort for the occupants of one of the most complex structures ever built. Behind the facade are countless advanced systems, machines and connected devices required to ensure the building is running smart, leading to better air quality, thermal comfort, and light levels for improved occupant productivity, health and well-being. “Through our ongoing 10-year partnership with Honeywell, the Burj Khalifa has remained at the cutting edge of technology innovation, making it truly iconic as the smartest and most sustainable building in the [United Arab Emirates] and across the Middle East,” said Bashar Mohammad Kassab, Director, Technical, Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall. A recent pilot program has used data for predictive and prescriptive maintenance, leading to a 40 percent reduction of total maintenance hours. Thanks to our connected building technologies, the Burj Khalifa is one of the smartest buildings in the Middle East.

Here's how it all adds up:
• 2,716.5 feet tall
• 5,000,000+ feet in total built-up area
• 10,000 people occupy at any given time
• 12,000 people worked on the construction
• 22 million man hours to create the spire-like structure
• 11.6 million cubic feet of concrete (equivalent to 100,000 elephants)
• 1.1 million square feet of glass
• 26,000 - hand-cut glass panels make up the exterior
• 42,000 tons of reinforced steel
• 1.2 mill feet &endash; surface area
• 163 floors
• 504 m &endash; tallest elevator in a building
• 441.3m &endash; highest restaurant from ground level
• 1,823 feet &endash; height of observation deck (not the highest since the Shanghai tower opened in 2015)
• 250,000 gallons of water, supplied by the water system
• 2,909 steps to get to the 160th floor
• 3 months to clean the entire structure

For more information on how Honeywell is helping optimize building occupant experiences for The Burj Khalifa &endash; visit.
Chris Martin
Europe, Middle East & Africa
+44 779 400 7289  - Mobile