It rises above the skyline of Dubai, the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest man-made construction, is nearing its completion.
These stunning aerial images of the interior and provide a unique insight into the lavish building that has cost about UD $ 1 billion to build, with another three billion budgeted for the entire complex.
Standing in a reported 818 m (the official height will not be revealed until next year), consisting of 162 floors above ground, the giant tower – described as the “jewel of the Gulf regions” – is an impressive sight in sight .
But while the exterior of the building has taken shape, interior shots suggest some way to go before the official launch in January 2010.
Adopted in November, the giant screen images of the interior office space on the main floor with vertigo 125th viewpoints.
On the 39th floor, a luxury bathroom and the hotel’s leisure area Armani provide an overview of what the rich and famous can wait for your luxurious stay.
Comprising 175 rooms, of 40,000 square meters Armani Hotel will be the first of its kind to open in the world.
Reports have suggested that Giorgio Armani himself will oversee all aspects of content, design and style, including interiors and amenities. And the fashion guru will be the incorporation of exclusive designs his stamp on the furniture.
The statistics behind the mega-structure are as impressive as the building itself. The bars that reinforce the structure weigh a total of 31,400 tons only. Laid end to end they would stretch more than a quarter of the way around the world.
The water supply system of 250,000 gallons per day and the outer surface of the tower is the size of 17 football fields. The building will have the fastest elevators in the world at a speed of 64 km / h (40 mph) or 18 m / s (59 ft / s)
The tower will include 800 apartments and a private observatory at 442 meters above the ground floor of the 124 – the highest public observation deck in the world. There will be a club on the floor 144 to 146.
Sitting at the foot of the tower is 500 acre Downtown Burj Dubai development, which once completed is expected to cost around U.S. 20 billion U.S. dollars, with 30,000 homes and the largest mall in the world – the center Dubai Shopping – covering 836,000 meters squared. The Burj Dubai Mall will have areas for leisure, including a world class aquarium, the arena of fashion, a souk and an ice rink.
The Burj Dubai has been designed to be the center of a large scale, mixed-use development that will include 30,000 homes, 9 hotels, 6 acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, and 12 hectareBurj Dubai Lake.
The mega structure has already achieved the distinction of being the highest in the world, surpassing the TV mast KNLY (628.8m of 2,063 feet) in North Dakota, USA.
However, Dubai has been hit hard by the global recession. This week, Dubai World, one of the major SOEs in the emirate, tenure, said he was asking for a delay on the most important parts of its debt payments until at least May 30.
Dubai was among the most dramatic casualties of the credit crisis, with property prices to halve from their peaks in September 2008, leaving a huge surplus of debt.
Dubai to borrow $ 80 billion in a frenzy of building four years designed to convert its economy in the Middle East power of finance and tourism.