5 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Burj Khalifa

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With a height of 2.717 feet, Burj Khalifa is easily the tallest building in the world, but pretty much everyone is aware of that fact. There’s still a lot that people don’t know about Dubai’s biggest wonder of modern architecture.

Flower Power

The unique design of Burj Khalifa comes with an interesting story – it was inspired by the flower hemerocallis, commonly known as “spider lily”, due to long petals that extend from its center.

Major Records

In addition to being the tallest building in the world, this skyscraper broke a series of other records. It also houses the highest observation deck, swimming pool, and restaurant in the world.

Fastest Elevator

Burj Khalifa is 163-floors high, and the elevator obviously has to be really fast so you could reach the top – and it just happens to be the fastest in the world.

Art Collection

This colossal building isn’t only impressive from the outside, because it’s home to an impressive art collection, which features over 1.000 pieces.

Getting Chilly

If you’re planning to reach the top of Burj Khalifa, prepare your body for a shock because the temperature is nearly 15 degrees cooler than at the building’s base.