Burj Khalifa World Records

Burj Khalifa holds the following world records:

Tallest building in the world – surpassing Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres (1,667 ft) had held the title of the ‘tallest building in the world’ since it opened in 2004

Tallest man-made structure in the world – surpassing the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, USA, which stands at 628.8 metres (2,063 ft)

Tallest free-standing structure in the world – breaking the 31-year-old record of CN Tower, which stands at 553.33 metres (1,815.5 ft)

Largest number of storeys in the world – over 160

Highest occupied floor in the world – Level 160

Highest outdoor observation deck in the world – Level 124


World record for vertical concrete pumping – over 600 metres, beating the previous record held by Taipei 101 (448 metres or 1,470 ft)

Tallest service elevator in the world – 504 metres (1,654 ft), more than the height of Taipei 101 (448 metres) and almost one-and-a-half times that of the Empire State Building in New York (381 metres)

World record for the highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade     World’s highest swimming pool on Level 76 (over 260 metres; over 853 ft)

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