Burj Dubai – A living wonder

Posted: January 3, 2010 in Random

I posted earlier a video of Burj Dubai, which is the world’s tallest building/tower. The official opening date is 04.01.2010, which is tomorrow!! The unique exterior design of Burj Dubai includes a glass façade for mirrors that can withstand heat, because Dubai is one of the hottest places during the summer, so it must have been a great challenge. I’ve been looking at pictures of the building process on the internet, and found from the outside the mirror like glass is very reflexive that you cannot look through the glass. Not even a bit. I know normally a glass façade doesn’t reveal that much in daylight, but one can always recognize something like a curtains or anything else. That is done like that to eliminate the heat inside the building during the rough summer days. Also, the triple winged architecture layout of Burj Dubai is said to be inspired by the Hymenocallis flower. I’m just in awe of how amazing this building is. I hope to be able to see it in my next trip to Dubai.

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