World’s Tallest Building Opens -How Tall Is Too Tall?

The Burj Dubai – Arabic for Dubai Tower – opened on Jan. 4, at a supposed height of 2,717 feet. Construction began on September 21, 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on October 1, 2009. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP (Chicago) are listed as the architect and engineer of record. Bill Baker, the Chief […]

Construction of the Burj Al Arab 3

A video analyzing the construction of the world’s tallest hotel, the Burj Al-Arab off the coast of Dubai. Rising 321 meters from an artificial island in the Arabian Gulf, this sail-like structure boasts numerous technical innovations, including the largest fabric wall and atrium in the world, and a ‘floating’ restaurant. First envisioned by Dubai’s crown prince, the project was entrusted to an experienced firm of British architects.

Construction of the Burj Al Arab 2

A video analyzing the construction of the world’s tallest hotel, the Burj Al-Arab off the coast of Dubai. Rising 321 meters from an artificial island in the Arabian Gulf, this sail-like structure boasts numerous technical innovations, including the largest fabric wall and atrium in the world, and a ‘floating’ restaurant. First envisioned by Dubai’s crown prince, the project was entrusted to an experienced firm of British architects.