13 Interesting facts about Burj Khalifa

Here are 10 interesting facts about the Burj Khalifa 

1.  Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building at 828 meters (2,717 feet) tall, with 163 floors.

2.  Burj Khalifa has highest number of stories in the world. 

3.  Burj Khalifa is also the tallest freestanding structure in the world.

4.  Burj Khalifa is the highest occupied floor in the world, the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, and has the elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. 

5.  The Burj Khalifa has 57 elevators, which are the fastest in the world, reaching speeds of up to 10 meters per second (64 km/h or 40 mph).

6.  The building of Burj Khalifa is designed to resemble a hymenocallis flower, also known as a spider lily.

7.  The Burj Khalifa has over 26,000 glass panels on its exterior, which are cleaned every three months.

8. It takes one minute to reach the observation deck on the 124th floor from the ground floor by elevator.

9.  The tip of the Burj Khalifa can be seen from up to 95 kilometers away on clear days.

10. The building has its own dedicated water system, which uses recycled water to irrigate the landscaping and plants, cool the building, and supply the Dubai Fountain.

11.  The Burj Khalifa is home to the world's highest restaurant, Atmosphere, which is located on the 122nd floor.

12.  The building also has a 900-square-meter swimming pool on the 76th floor, which is one of the highest in the world.

13. The Burj Khalifa is so tall that it has its own microclimate, with temperatures at the top being up to 15 degrees Celsius lower than at the ground level.