Burj Khalifa is not only the world’s tallest building at 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) but it has broken two other impressive records; the tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota and the tallest freestanding structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower.
The three criteria on which buildings are assessed by the Chicago-based Council on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) are height to architectural top, highest occupied floor and height to tip. Burj Khalifa wins by far all three categories.
The Burj Khalifa towers skywards, surpassing all previous limits and expectations. Rising from the desert on 129 piles more than 50 m (164 ft) deep.
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