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In recent years Dubai has grabbed the headlines with audacious offshore islands, rotating buildings and a seven star hotel.On Monday it opens the world's tallest building. At more than 800m, Burj Dubai smashed the previous world record, which was held by Taiwan's 508m Taipei 101.

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  • 1.MagnificentOverview CreationsPresented By :Prathiksha Jain.Date : 21/02/2012.prathikshajain@hotmail.comprathikshajain.blogspot.com/

2. Overview:Structures :BURJ KHALIFA.Moving Skyscrapers.WTC.Indian Gate. 3. BURJ KHALIFA : TALLEST STRUCTURE.Under construction for six years.was inaugurated on 4th Jan 2010 .concrete tower structure(2,723 ft),Broke several records during itsconstruction.the first time a tower of this height isattempted, a combination of several importanttechnological concepts and innovativestructural design methods were utilizedin its construction 4. Features of worlds tallest tower :Height: 2,723 ft; Number of floors: 160+Area of Tower: 280,000 sq.m residential and office space and a Giorgio Armani hotelcost US$ 1.5 billion to build.2km building.Located near Dubais main businessdistrict. Pressurized, air-conditioned refuge floors are located about every 35 floors. These were put into the tower incase of an emergency or fire. A special concrete was needed because ofthe high pressures of the buildings weightand the hot local climate. 5. Features continued..The foundation of the building is 15 meters (49 ft) deep. built with 192 columns being put into the ground.Took 22 million man-hours to build.A cathodic protectionsystem is used tolessen any bad effects from corrosive chemicals in local ground water.(1,988 ft) fig: Burj Khalifa compared to some other tall structures. 6. The Dubai Fountain A fountain system was built outsidethe tower designed by WET Designof California. The fountain cost Dh800million (US$217 million). It is lit by 6,600 lights and50 colored projectors. The fountain is 275ft long. October 2008, the fountain wasnamed the Dubai Fountain.Fig : The Dubai Fountain performing to the song "BassborAlFourgakom. 7. Records set : The building is not only the tallest structure in the world, it also holds the following records- Tallest skyscraper previously Taipei 101 509.2 m (1,671 ft)) Tallest skyscraper to top of spire: (2,717 ft) (previously Taipei 101 (1,671 ft)) Tallest structure ever built: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast (2,121 ft)) Tallest freestanding structure: 828 m (2,717 ft) (previously CN Tower (1,815 ft)) Building with most floors: 160 (previously Willis Tower 108) Worlds highest elevator installation Worlds fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s)[ (previouslyTaipei 101 16.83 m/s) Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft) (previously Taipei 101 449.2 m (1,474 ft)) The first worlds tallest structure in history to include residential space. Highest outdoor observation deck in the world (124th floor), at about 440 m (1,440 ft). Worlds highest mosque (located on the 154th floor) Worlds highest swimming pool (76th floor) 8. Official launch ceremony : The opening of Burj Khalifa was held on4 January 2010. Construction started January 2004Completed 2010.Opening 4 January 2010 ceremony featured a display of 10,000 fireworks, light beams projected on and around the tower, and further sound, light and water effects.fig: The opening ceremony of Burj Khalifa. 9. Moving skyscraper The Dynamic Tower. Also known as Dynamic ArchitectureBuilding or the Da Vinci Tower) Is a planned 420-metre (1,378 ft), 80-floor moving skyscraper in Dubai,United Arab Emirates, Each floor will be able to rotateindependently. one full rotation in 90 minutes. This will result in a constantly changingshape of the tower 10. Future Architecture(Dubai)Swirlyskys Dynamic Dubai 11. Dynamic City 12. Architecture 13. Dubai Islands 14. WTC Journey : 15. Continued.. 16. .. The Tribute to 9/11 The Tribute in Light on September11, 2011. on the tenth anniversary of theattacks, seen from New Jersey. 17. 7 World Trade Center The current 7 World Trade Center(view from southeast) Construction started 2002 Completed 2006 Opening May 23, 2006 HeightRoof741 ft (226 m) Technical details : Floor count 52Floor area 1.7 million sq ft. Landmark twin towers inLower Manhattan, New York City,United States 18. One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower). Computer rendering of the completedOne World Trade Center,Alternative names Freedom Tower Construction started April 27, 2006. Estimated completion Topping out: Spring 2012 Completion: December 2012. Opening Spring 2013. Floor count105. 19. India Tower India Tower (previously knownas the Park Hyatt Tower. 126-storey, (2,300 ft)super tall skyscraper construction in the city of Mumbai,India, in 2010. Construction work was put on hold in 2011.If completed per its schedule in 2016, India Tower will be the worldssecond-tallest building,after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Status : On hold , Type :Hotel, Residential, Retail Location :Marine Lines Mumbai. towers construction on a site located on Charni Road in Marine Lines, just north of Mumbais historical district 20. References : www.burjkhalifa.ae/ www.burjkhalifa.ae/the-tower/structure.aspx www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa. www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyb7k4a154E en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_World_Trade_Center World Trade Center - Port Authority of New York & New Jersey www.wtcprogress.com/ www.wtc.com/ 1 World Trade Center www.wtc.com/about/freedom-tower India Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Tower http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyscraper 21. Queries . 22. Thank you