What is the biggest building in the world? The biggest building in the world is Burj Khalifa. This building is also called “Dubai Tower” and “Burj Dubai”. It is located in United Arab Emirates (Dubai). This building was created thanks to joined efforts of Adrina Smith (architect), and SOM (“Smith, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill”). It was opened in 2010, January 4. Burj Khalifa is around 2,718 feet high, with 162 stories. It was first named “Dubai Tower” (Burj Dubai). The authorities have changed the name to Burj Khalifa, after the UAE President, Khalifa Bin Zayed.
This amazing building is a synonym for wealth. They regretted neither money nor effort to make this skyscraper. It is the tallest building ever made.
Construction works started in 2004 (September) and the exterior was finished in 2009 (October). Head architect was Adrian Smith. Now, the first thing that comes to mind is the cost. This beauty was no cheap at all. It took around one and a half million dollars to make this skyscraper.
However, the works were just a bit interrupted by the crisis that started spreading all over the world. Further works needed some financial aid, so Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed to help. He gave a great deal of money, so it is no wonder that the building was named after this man. If it weren’t for him, this marvelous structure would have never been finished. However, the rent prices increased after Burj Khalifa was opened, which was quite good.
Dubai is also famous for its luxury. The biggest mall in the world is also located in Dubai. Dubai is small, but very luxurious. It is a place where you can see stars from all over the world enjoying their vacation. If you have never been to Dubai, go and feel the exotic spirit. You will find the prices quite high, but, again, this is a luxurious destination!
Taipei 101 Tower
Here is another very tall building. It is located in Taipei (Taiwan). The height is around 1,669 feet, and it has 101 stories. Taipei 101 Tower got its name after the number of stories, as you can see. It was finished in 2004. It resembles a bamboo flower, making it very interesting. For years, this building was considered the tallest building in the world – until the Burj Khalifa was finished. This tall beauty is still one of the attractions for tourists.