Oct 20, 2017

each day dubai: Burj Khalifa #7


Burj Khalifa 101

26. Burj Khalifa is so tall that you can watch two sunset – from the base of the building, get into an elevator right to the top and watch the sunset all over again.

27. The tower is close to one of the world’s busiest airports. Which is why the Burj Khalifa is equipped with high-intensity xenon white obstruction lights, flashing 40 times per minute. The maximum intensity of the lights at the top is 270,000 candelas, this makes the tower visible to pilots from more than 10 kilometers away.

28. It is perhaps the most prominent lightning conductor in the world. At a height of more than 800 meters, Burj Khalifa regularly puts on its own lightning display by harnessing the forces of nature. Stringent health and safety guidelines ensure that Burj Khalifa is protected against potential strikes by enhanced lightning protection measures. The lightning protection system acts as a Faraday Cage – an enclosure formed from conducting material that blocks out external static fields and is named after English Scientist Michael Faraday who invented it in 1836.

29. Burj Khalifa’s design embodies the lyrical and well-proportioned structure of the Hymenocallis or Spider Lily (is a common name for a number of different plant species within the family Amaryllidaceae.), a regional desert flower that inspired architect Adrian Smith’s vision of the iconic tower.

30. If you were to take all the concrete used and lay a sidewalk, it would be 2,065 kilometers (1,283 miles) long.

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Note: All the information and facts about the Burj Khalifa are based on research by the blogger, if you found discrepancies and errors please feel free to leave a comment. Thank you.

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