It is as clear as day that the Burj Khalifa is truly one of the wonders of this century.
The Burj Khalifa, formerly known as the Burj Dubai, is the world’s tallest building in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, surpassing Taipei’s 101-story building in Taipei when completed on January 4, 2010.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made building in history. The building was named after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, at the inauguration.
Construction of the Burj Khalifa began without design
The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, took just six years to build, with engineers carrying out the task.
It is said that if the building had been designed, it would have taken three years to complete the design and the construction of the building in the remaining three years would have been impossible, so the engineers decided to build the Burj Khalifa without design.
A total of 24,000 glass panels were to be installed on the Burj Khalifa
Construction of the Burj Khalifa, one of the wonders of this century, began on September 21, 2004, under the name Burj Dubai. Due to this, its construction was abruptly stopped.
A total of 24,000 glass panels were to be installed on the Burj Khalifa. At the time of construction of the Burj Khalifa, the engineers thought that installing window panels in the building would not be a problem but in the scorching heat of Dubai the window panels on the world’s tallest building The temperature inside the building rose to 100 degrees Celsius during the day.
At such a high temperature, there is no question of a person entering this building. After the installation of these panels, 10 times more electricity would be used to cool the building.
The issue of window panels was one of the biggest problems during the construction of the Burj Khalifa and even its interior designing was halted.
After 18 months of searching for a solution to this problem, the famous engineer John Zarafa finally came up with one of the most expensive solutions to this problem.
John made a special kind of glass that reflected ultraviolet rays emitted from sunlight, costing 2,000 for a single glass panel, and 24,000 panels to fit into the building. The total amount of these panels was 3.60 billion.
A whole factory was built to make these panels, in which only these special glass panels were made, and in just a short period of four months, these aluminum glass panels were made.