Craning our necks to look at the mega-tall skyscraper standing to a height 829.8m is an experience of a lifetime. This is when I realized how incorporating cutting edge-technology and cultural influences with a combination of modern and traditional architecture, an iconic structure can be built.
My family and I looked at the Y-shape of the building wondering how this has resulted in providing maximum perimeter for windows in living spaces. This is what I call intelligent use of spaces in urban areas.
We were literally lost in the 2, 00,000 sq. area of the internal space of Burj Khalifa.What an overwhelming feeling it was! The interior space I got to know was planned first keeping in mind three goals-of recognizing to support the buildings height, for appreciating the local heritage, plus for integrating the structural and architectural rationale.
Naturally my husband with his scientific questioning prowess discovered that the tower incorporated numerous fire safety enhancements including lifeboat evacuations during certain conditions, thereby decreasing evacuation by stairs by nearly 45%.
Booking online is better to avoid the rush at the last minute. However, we can gain an entry every 30 minutes. The building is so imposing that it can be spotted 95 km away! What a spectacular view of the skyline of this exotic city.