Burj Dubai , a supertall skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 818 m (2,684 ft).
The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US$4.1 billion.
# Tallest structure: 818 m (2,684 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast - 628.8 m (2,063 ft))
# Tallest freestanding structure: 818 m (2,684 ft) (previously CN Tower - 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
# Building with most floors: 160 (previously World Trade Center - 110)
# World's highest elevator installation
# Worlds fastest elevators at speed of 64 km/h or 18 m/s (59 ft/s) (previously Taipei 101 16.83 m/s)
# The first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space
Burj Dubai is being built primarily by poor immigrants from South Asia. Press reports indicated in 2006 that skilled carpenters at the site earned UK£4.34 a day, and labourers earned UK£2.84.As of 17 June 2008 there are 7,500 skilled workers employed in the construction of Burj Dubai.
Burj Dubai is expected to hold up to 35,000 people at any one time. A total of 56 elevators will be installed.
The price of office space at Burj Dubai had reached US$43,000 per m2 and that the Armani Residences, also in Burj Dubai, were selling for US$37,500 per m2
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