What Is The Biggest Tower In Asia?

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in Asia and the world, standing at a whopping 828 metres (2,717 feet). The building is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and was completed in 2010. It has 163 floors and is home to the world’s highest observation deck on the 148th floor. The tower also contains residential apartments, offices, hotels and various other amenities.

The Burj Khalifa was designed by Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. The building’s architecture is derived from traditional Islamic architecture, specifically that of the desert rose. This can be seen in its unique shape which tapers as it rises into the sky. The exterior of the tower is covered with over 26 thousand glass panels which help to reflect sunlight away from the building and keep it cool inside.

The construction of the Burj Khalifa was a massive undertaking which took over six years to complete. Over 12 thousand workers were employed on site at peak times during construction. The total cost of the project was an estimated US$1 billion (3 billion dirhams).

Since its completion, the Burj Khalifa has become one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions with over 1 million visitors per year taking a trip up to its observation deck for views across Dubai and beyond.

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