Gulf & Middle East
Burj Dubai now has more floors than any building in the world
Apr 8, 2007 - 5:44:28 PM

Dubai, April 8 - Dubai's Burj Dubai, already the tallest structure in the Middle East and Europe, now has more floors than any building in the world.

Currently at 120 storeys and 422.5 metres high, the Emaar Properties building is also one of the five tallest structures in the world, according to the WAM news agency.

Dubai's iconic tower is now taller than the Empire State Building - in New York and the John Hancock Centre - in Chicago, two of only five completed buildings that have 100 storeys or more.

To date, 304,800 cubic metres of reinforced concrete and 59,200 tonnes of reinforcing steel have been used in the construction of Burj Dubai.

'Burj Dubai is setting a new record with every passing day - in terms of height and the number of storeys,' said Mohammad Al Abbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties.

Designed by Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Burj Dubai is being constructed by high-rise experts Samsung Corporation of South Korea. Turner Construction International is the project and construction manager.

When completed, it will be the tallest building in the world in all four categories recognised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which compiles and ranks buildings on the basis of spire height, the highest occupied floor, roof height and pinnacle height.

Burj Dubai forms the epicentre of Downtown Dubai, a Dh73 billion mixed-use project featuring residences, commercial space, hospitality projects and several retail outlets.

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