Burj Khalifa


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Burj Khalifa

[Arab.,=Khalifa Tower], skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that is the tallest building in the world. The centerpiece of a large urban development, it stands 2,717 ft (828 m) high and has 163 floors. Designed by American architect Adrian Smith of the firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the structure has a triple-lobed footprint derived from a native flower and becomes more slender as it rises to its spire by means of staggered setbacks. The exterior, clad in reflective glazing, with aluminum and textured stainless-steel spandrel panels and vertical stainless-steel fins, has patterns derived from Islamic architecture. Construction of the tower began in 2004 and was completed in 2009; known as Burj Dubai while under construction, it was renamed when it opened in 2010. A mixed-use building, the tower contains a luxury hotel, residential apartments, corporate offices, and suites.
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That being said, shutterbugs have tried to use various techniques to take a complete, top-to-bottom photo of the Burj Khalifa.
With the New Year message coming to life on the facade of Burj Khalifa, one of the most-visited global attractions by the Chinese, Emaar presented a spectacular theme-show with lights and laser, witnessed by hundreds of thousands of visitors in Downtown Dubai.
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The film, which essentially follows the rotation of the world's longest shadow cast by a man-made structure, was recorded from 700 metres up on the Burj Khalifa, using a custom-made rotation rig that followed the rotation of the building's shadow from sunrise to sunset.
The club is located on the terraces of Burj Khalifa, and with the new evening pass, both UAE residents and tourists can get the chance to lap up in luxury while watching the views of the Dubai Fountain and Downtown Dubai, from 6pm to 11pm.
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The show started with a striking projection of the Dubai cityscape across the central panel of the Burj Khalifa facade, with the F-PACE outline roaring into view, scaling the length of Burj Khalifa representing the performance prowess of Jaguar's newest addition.
Dubai will ring in the New Year with a spectacular 24-minute firework display that will start at the Burj Khalifa and end at JBR.