A view from the top.

November 29, 2009

The Burj Dubai is the tallest building in the world. 160 habitable floors, 2,684 feet tall (as we know of) because they kept increasing the height during construction. This monumental sized skyscraper is the centerpise of a mixed-use development that will include 30,000 homes, 9 hotels, 3 ha of parks, 19 residential towers, a man and a 12ha artificial lake. One of the many cool characteristics this skyscraper is the condensation collection. The hot and humid outside air, combined with the air con within the building will cause a lot of condensation. The water condensation will be collected through a piping system that will be pumped into the irrigation system and used for watering plants. The system will provide 15 million gallons of supplemental water.

The crazy thing … Ahu  Dhabi (the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates is considering making a 224 story building.

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