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Burj Dubai Tower


The Burj Dubai is a skyscraper currently under construction, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The lead architect is Adrian Smith of the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Its final height is officially being kept a secret due to competition; however, figures released by a contractor on the project have suggested a height of around 808 metres. Based on this height, the total number of habitable floors is expected to be around 162. However, on the project's official website, an interior graphic of an elevator panel shows floor numbers up to 195. A more recent article by building subcontractor Persian Gulf Extrusions and dated September 20, 2006, states a final height "over 940 metres" or at least 3084 feet but this has not yet been confirmed.

As of January 2, 2007, the Burj Dubai was at 101 stories (about 372.42 m) tall, and is now the tallest building in the Middle East, and the eleventh tallest building in the world."

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