Super Tall Skyscraper!

Burj Dubai… this is the big one. It is a super tall building currently under construction in Dubai. When completed in late 2008, it will be the tallest man-made structure in the world and the tallest building (let’s see for how long). The building will be of mixed use: commercial on the lower levels and residential on the levels above.
The total budget of the project is about $4.1 billion US dollars and is being built for the Samsung Company, in conjunction with other major international companies.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, it will have 164 levels and an overall height of 2,684 ft. The two photos below (taken 10/14/07) show the building’s current state… what a difference compared to the buildings around it. Here’s the building’s website.

Here’s a current diagram of the tallest buildings on earth:

[Click on image to enlarge]


2 responses to “Super Tall Skyscraper!

  1. The cost is 4B UAE Dirham, but that is for the entire complex, not just the skyscraper. The skyscraper itself is roughly ~$800m USD.

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