September 17, 2007
Burj Dubai overtakes CN Tower as world’s tallest building
The world’s tallest building being constructed in Dubai has surpassed the height of the CN Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing structure, according to its developers.
At 555 metres, Burj Dubai is now two metres taller than the 553-metre CN Tower, Emaar Properties reported.
It also has scaled 150 livable levels, the largest number of storeys for any building in the world.
Burj Dubai had already beaten Taipei 101, which at 508 metres has been holding the tallest-building title since it opened in 2004.
“Burj Dubai is setting new world records in construction of super tall buildings, and the accomplishment of being the world’s tallest free-standing structure is another defining moment,” said Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar.
The project was launched in 2004 as part of a $20-billion, 200-hectare downtown development billed as the most prestigious square kilometre on earth.
The tower’s planned height is a closely guarded secret.
But the company says when completed in 2009, Burj Dubai will the tallest structure in the world in all four of the criteria listed by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, the tower is being built by Samsung Corp. of South Korea.
In addition to residential, commercial and retail components, Burj Dubai will also feature the world’s first Armani Hotel. Dubai is the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates.
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