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Burj Dubai (Arabicبرج دبي‎ "Dubai Tower") is a supertall skyscraper under construction in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 818 m (2,684 ft). Construction began on 21 September 2004, and the tower is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy on 4 January 2010.[1][2]

The building is part of the 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) flagship development called "Downtown Burj Dubai" at the "First Interchange" along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The tower's architect is Adrian Smith, who worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) until 2006.[6][7] The Chicago-based architecture and engineering firm SOM is in charge of the project.[6] The primary builder is South KoreanSamsung C&T, who also built the Taipei 101 and Petronas Twin Towers.[8] Turner Construction Company was chosen as the construction manager [9], and Hyder Consulting for structural and MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) engineering capability. Under UAE law, the Contractor and the Engineer of Record are jointly and severally liable for the performance of Burj Dubai. Therefore, by adoption of SOM’s design and as Architect and Engineer of Record, Hyder is legally the Design Consultant for the tower.

The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US $4.1 billion; and for the entire new "Downtown Dubai", US $20 billion.[10] Mohamed Ali Alabbar, the CEO of Emaar Properties, speaking at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 8th World Congress, said that the price of office space at Burj Dubai had reached US $4,000 per sq ft (over US $43,000 per m2) and that the Armani Residences, also in Burj Dubai, were selling for US $3,500 per sq ft (over US $37,500 per m2).[11]

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Quick Tip by . December 12, 2010
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Known as Burj Khalifa, it is currently the tallest building in the world at a height of 828 m (2717 ft). It was opened on Jan. 4 this year (2010) with Adiran Smith as chief architect & Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contract is South Korean Samsung C & T. The total cost of the project? A staggering US$1.5 billion!
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