Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Problems with the Tallest Building in the World
Dubai closes viewing deck on world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa observation tower. The observation deck is on the 124th floor of the Khalifa Tower in Dubai and has been closed for repairs only a month after it opened.
Emaar Properties, the builder of the tower, said there had been an unexpectedly high number of visitors and problems with the power supply.
photo from Nydailynews.com
Visitors to the tower pay US $100 (UK £64) to visit the viewing deck or, if they pay in advance, about US $30.
It is not known when the viewing platform will reopen.
BURJ KHALIFA IN NUMBERS
95: distance in km at which its spire can be seen
504: rise in metres of its main service lift
57: number of lifts
49: number of office floors
1,044: number of residential apartments
900: length in feet of the fountain at the foot of the tower, the world's tallest performing fountain
28,261: number of glass cladding panels on the exterior of the tower
In pictures: Building the Burj Khalifa
Tower: facts and figures
Dubai opened the tower on 4 January in a blaze of fireworks. Click on link to see video
Click here to view whole article from BBC