After surviving two opening hiccups, the world's tallest superscraper dazzled one and all with the superb display of fireworks. The height of the $1.5 billion tower is 828 metres, according to official estimates.
Fireworks explode around Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, during the opening ceremony in Dubai on Monday. Dubai opened the world's tallest structure on Monday, and a statement said it was 828 metres (2,717 ft) high
Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum renamed the tower Burj Khalifa after the president of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of the neighboring emirate of Abu Dhabi
3,00,000 is the amount of square footage of office space available in Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower
The 2,683ft tower's spire is designed to sway as much as six feet in the worst weather conditions and is visible from Iran (50 miles away).
Its air conditioning is the equivalent of melting 12,500 tonnes of ice a day
The world's tallest skyscraper is lit by laser lights during its opening ceremony in Dubai on Monday
The water system of the superscraper will supply 2,50,000 gallons of desalinated water per day
The rods that reinforce the structure of the world's tallest tower weigh 31,400 tonnes
Burj Dubai tower, the world's tallest skyscraper, is seen during its opening ceremony in Dubai on MondayFireworks explode around Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, during the opening ceremony in Dubai January 4, 2010. The external surface of the tower is the size of 17 football fields
Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower, the world's tallest skyscraper, is lit by fireworks during its opening ceremony in the Gulf emirate on January 4, 2010. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, officially opened the world's tallest building, which stands at 828 metres highThere are 169 floors in the the world's tallest skyscraper
There is a mosque in the 158th floor of Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower, the world's highest place of worshipThe world's tallest skyscraper also boasts of the world's highest nightclub -- at 144th floorDubai's Burj Khalifa tower, the world's tallest skyscraper, has 3,000 underground parking spacesArmani Hotel has bagged the first eight floors and levels 38 and 39 in Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower. They have two restaurants, a nightclub, 160 rooms and suites and a spaThe Burj Khalifa contains 900 studios in floors 19-108. There are also one to four bedroom flats and 114 apartmentsThe tower was built at a cost of $1.5 billionFrom the 124th floor observation deck of the tower, viewers can see 80km on a clear day
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