It's time to take a quick coffee break from busy everyday. Let's visit the mega city of Dubai with an interesting funny facts about big building in this city. Just explore one of the world’s record setters - the Burj Khalifa wich is so big like 180 world's tallest giraffes standing above each other.
Before we start, did you know that world tallest giraffe recorded male was 5.88 m tall. That's already sounds impressive to stand next to such an animal. This record holder giraffe weight was 1,930 kg, yes we now its sounds big.
Why we start with this? Because the Burj Khalifa height is a staggering 828 meters (2716.5 feet) tall and it's a big tower who laying over the mega city Dubai. It's a huge number to think about and even huger when you know the number of giraffes on it.
Not just a tallest building in the world, this amazing engineer work also holds many other world records:
The Burj Khalifa is also the tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Has the highest number of shop in the world.
With 160 floors, the Burj Khalifa also holds the record of highest number of floors in the world.
Highest outdoor observation deck in the world, on level 148, where you can admire Dubai from 555 meters height.
Elevator with longest travel distance in the world, and has the tallest service elevator in the world, climbing 504 meters at once, and travelling at a speed of 60 km per hour.
Burj Khalifa also houses the world’s highest restaurant – At.mosphere on level 122, where you can dine looking at the city skyline from a height of 441 meters.
One of the most mind blowing Burj Khalifa facts is how much the materials weigh. To put things in to perspective, the weight of the concrete is equivalent to 225 000 our mentioned world biggest giraffes or 450 000 tones of building materials. Burj Khalifa can be seen from up to 95 kilometers away, so big is this mega building.
Fun facts that you can truly be impressed are its sustainability and reuse of resources. Every year 15 million gallons of water are collected sustainably. The water is used for irrigation to water the landscaping and plants, for the cooling system and to supply the Dubai Fountain.
That’s just a small facts about the world’s tallest building. It’s actually a multi-use building that has restaurants, a hotel, residential apartments, office space and is a tourist attraction with its observation decks, basically that's a one big and tall city to explore. Are you ready?