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Burj Kalifa, Dubai-Case Study Card

The Burj Dubai Tower is the world’s tallest structure, having a final height of more than 838 metres, exceeding the 160 stories. According to its structural system and its dimensions and features, the structure holds various worldwide records. Is the tallest free-standing structure in the world with the highest number of stories, which most of them are occupied, disposing the longest travel distance lift with its respective tallest services in the world. Also, it is the structure with the highest outdoor observation deck in the world.

The unique design of the Burj Khalifa tower was inspired from the Hymenocallis flower shape. The tower is consisted by a central core which is surrounded by three wing-elements creating a Y-shaped structure. The setbacks along each of the three wings ensure a high structural stability configuration and well-arranged
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