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Highest structure ever built
Warsaw Radio Tower
Taipei 101 (Taiwan)
Highest freestanding structure
CN Tower (Canada)
160 are habitable (that number is the one to use for the record). In addition, there are inhabitable floors used for mechanical purposes (such as air conditioning equipment). If you count those, there are 206 floors.
Highest observation deck
The Khalifa Observatory is on the 124th floor, giving you a 100-kilometer (60-mile) view on a crystal clear day.
Prices in the 122nd floor Atmosphere restaurant are sky high, too.
It takes just 60 seconds to reach the 124th-floor observatory - and the ride is virtually silent. Besides speed, the elevators travel the greatest vertical distance in a building.
Other highest world records include swimming pool, mosque, living space, office space, and broadcast station.
Basement 1 & 2 Parking and mechanical
Ground Hotel and Concourse
38–39 Hotel suites
43 Sky Lobby
76 Sky Lobby
111–121 Corporate Suites
123 Sky Lobby
125–135 Corporate Suites
139–154 Corporate Suites
156–159 Communication and Broadcast
All the approximately 1000 apartments are luxury class, as are the many rooms and suites in the hotel. The spa, restaurants and stores are upscale. And the office floors are state of the art.
The Burj Khalifa is so high that the air temperature on the top of the building is noticeably colder than on ground level.
While modern skyscrapers commonly have steel-frame structures, the Burj Khalifa mainly has a heavy reinforced concrete structure for added strength
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