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  • Inspired by the Spider Lily

    The Burj Khalifa's design embodies the lyrical and well-proportioned structure of the Hymenocallis or Spider Lily, a regional desert flower that inspired architect Adrian Smith's vision of the iconic tower.

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  • Hotel with a Difference

    Giorgio Armani designed the entrance to Armani Hotel Dubai to give visitors the sense that they were stepping into his home. As a result, the reception has no check-in desk.

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  • Live. Work. Play.

    A truly mixed-use tower, Burj Khalifa comprises 1.85 million square feet of residential space, and 300,000 square feet of office space, in addition to the Armani Hotel Dubai and the Armani Residences. The tower also features lounges, health and wellness facilities, four pools and two observation decks.

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  • World Voices

    The lobby of The Residence at Burj Khalifa is dominated by artist Jaume Plensa's eponymous sculpture 'World Voices'. The piece incorporates 196 cymbals. Water dropping gently from the ceiling strikes the cymbals and creates a chorus of distinct tones that represent the voices of people worldwide.

    Artist: Plensa
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  • Set in Stone

    Egyptian-born artist Karim Rashid's 'Evolutes' adorns the corporate entrance of Burj Khalifa. The sculpture of shifting ovals is made using a highly reflective organic coating and natural stones in a transparent UV-resistant epoxy system.

    Artist: Karim Rashid
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  • 12,000workers

    More than 12,000 people worked on-site at any given time during the building of Burj Khalifa. Their work and flow on and off-site were orchestrated in the WAR Room (Work-Action-Resolution).

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  • A Town Comes To Life

    All of Downtown Dubai - including The Dubai Mall, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Souk Al Bahar, Old Town, and The Address Hotels - were coming to life alongside Burj Khalifa.

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  • Armani Residences

    The 144 Armani Residences Dubai are located on levels 9 to 16, and each apartment has bespoke finishes and made-to-measure furniture and fittings. The intention was to create 'a warm, harmonious and luxurious space combined with elegant design - each element playing a precise role in the overall effect and balance'.

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  • Step up

    All of Downtown Dubai - including The Dubai Mall, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Souk Al Bahar, Old Town, and The Address Hotels - were coming to life alongside Burj Khalifa.

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  • A View of
    The Dubai Fountain

    Aside from a stunning view of the city of Dubai, the Observation Decks of Burj Khalifa also offers a unique aerial view of The Dubai Fountain. The performance soundtrack is played at the top for an immersive experience.

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  • A Scent Apart

    The common areas of Burj Khalifa all have a bespoke fragrance that was selected from among 18 aromas. The fragrance with the materials in each space for a subtly different experience.

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  • At the Top Height

    Height of At the Top, Burj Khalifa is equivalent to being on the tip of the Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

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  • Photographer's Dream

    Burj Khalifa is one of the most photographed buildings/structures in the world.

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  • The Most Powerful Cranes

    Building the world's tallest building required ingenious measures (and machinery) to enable the logistics chain. The construction site featured three of the world's largest cranes, with a self-jacking mechanism and a capacity to lift 25 tonnes.

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