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  • - [Narrator] The Burj Khalifa is currently

  • the tallest building in the world.

  • Today, we'll take a detailed look

  • at the shape of the building,

  • and what the different floors are used for.

  • (digital whirring)

  • (upbeat music)

  • Alright, so a little geography.

  • Let's make sure we know where we're at.

  • Here's Africa, Europe, and Asia.

  • Towards the bottom of Asia,

  • is a country called the United Arab Emirates.

  • The Burj Khalifa is here in the city of Dubai.

  • It's right in the middle of busy downtown.

  • There's some roads, freeways,

  • surrounding buildings, and places to walk.

  • The Dubai Fountains,

  • which have spectacular shows,

  • and of course, the Dubai Shopping Mall.

  • The building was opened in January of 2010.

  • The highest occupied floor is Level 160.

  • (elevator dinging)

  • Above this point is the spire.

  • The total height of the building is 828 meters.

  • Let's compare it to a few other tall buildings.

  • Here's the second and third tallest buildings in the world.

  • And here's a few others you might recognize.

  • The building has a unique shape.

  • If we look at the base of it,

  • you'll see that it has a Y shape, almost like a flower.

  • It allows the wind to pass around it.

  • We certainly wouldn't want the top of the building

  • to sway in the wind.

  • As the building extends upwards,

  • one of the three petals will shrink in a rotating pattern.

  • So, this petal shrinks,

  • and then this one, and then this one.

  • This gives us a spiral effect all the way to the top.

  • The building has three main entrances.

  • One for residents, one for hotel, and one for offices.

  • Let's take a look at what each of the floors are used for.

  • There are hotel suites.

  • Residential,

  • people buy and rent living space on these floors.

  • Mechanical rooms to make sure

  • the building's working properly.

  • Sky Lobbies, you can take elevators directly

  • to these floors.

  • Observatories for the public to see.

  • Office space for companies to rent.

  • There's even a restaurant on the 122nd floor.

  • Broadcasting rooms, and above here is the spire.

  • You'll need to use ladders and the public generally

  • isn't allowed up here.

  • You'll find all the elevators at the core of the building.

  • This building pushed elevator technology to it's limits.

  • There's no elevator that services every single floor.

  • (peaceful music)

  • To get to the highest floors,

  • you'll need to first take an elevator

  • to one the Sky Lobbies then get on another elevator

  • to take you the rest of the way.

  • It's a long way up but just in case you get bored,

  • there's a video screen to keep you entertained.

  • Some of these are actually double-deck elevators.

  • They are able to service two floors at one time.

  • Let's take a look at one of the hotel floors.

  • Once you get off the elevators,

  • you can go to any one of the three wings to find your room.

  • The rooms vary in size from a smaller one-bedroom

  • all the way up to a large and spacious hotel suite

  • at the very end.

  • If you need a bit more of a view,

  • there are more hotel rooms on the 38th and 39th floors.

  • As a tourist, you can ride the elevators

  • to the 124th or 125th floors.

  • If you wanna pay a little extra,

  • you can get into another elevator and go all the up

  • to the 148th floor, I hope you're not afraid of heights.

  • For now, the Burj Khalifa is still the tallest building

  • in the world but this may change in the coming years.

  • You know what they say about records,

  • they are always made to be broken.

  • This video was made possible by your support on Patreon.

  • If you'd like to help me make more videos like this,

  • then go ahead and check out my Patreon page.

  • I'll put a link for it right here.

  • My name's Jared,

  • thanks for spending a few minutes with me today

  • and I will see you next time.

  • (upbeat music)

- [Narrator] The Burj Khalifa is currently

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