Burj Dubai now world’s tallest
Khaleej Times online, 22 July 2007
DUBAI — Burj Dubai — the centrepiece of a Dh73.44-billion ($20 billion) venture ‘Downtown Burj Dubai’ being developed by Emaar Properties — is now the world’s tallest building and global landmark.
Towering 512.1 metres, Burj Dubai is now taller than Taiwan’s 508-metre Taipei 101, which became the world’s tallest building in 2004.
In a statement, Emaar yesterday said that Burj Dubai has put the regional business hub of Dubai in the international spotlight and underlined the success of Emaar as a global developer.
“Burj Dubai has now reached 141 storeys — more than any other building in the world,” the statement said, stressing that the design has not compromised safety measures against the effect of strong winds and seismic movements. The tower will be the world’s tallest structure by 2008, its scheduled completion, in all four criteria listed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).