Burj Dubai (or Dubai Tower), the world’s tallest building at height of 818 meters and 160 floors, is to open on Monday. It is the height of the current highest skyscraper, Taipei 101 in Taiwan, with the Eiffel Tower perched on top.
An article at Business Week describes very vividly about the height of Burj Dubai,
The tower is so enormous that the air temperature at the top is up to 8 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit) lower than at the base. If anyone ever hit upon the idea of opening a door at the top and a door at the bottom, as well as the airlocks in between, a storm would rush through the air-conditioned building that would destroy most everything in its wake, except perhaps the heavy marble tiles in the luxury apartments. The phenomenon is called the “chimney effect.“
What can you do at Burj Dubai? Level 108 is the top floor of residential apartments. For work, you can go to the offices upstairs – anywhere up to the 160th floor. To eat, you can visit the restaurant on the 122nd and to exercise, you can use the gym on the 123rd, about 440 metres up. The gym has both an indoor and, unnervingly, an outdoor swimming pool.
Burj Dubai hosts the world’s highest nightclub, 20 floors higher still than the gym, 143rd. Wow! @_@
For those who don’t know, Burj in Arabic means tower.
Update: Burj dubai AKA burj khalifa opening ceremony 2010