Burj Dubai – an engineering wonder

So the world’s tallest building the 820m  Burj Dubai is set to open in December and I am going to be writing about the challenge of constructing the world’s tallest structure for MEED. I was lucky enough to go onsite a couple of years ago when it was only about 100m tall and I was suprised by how slender it was already. The challenges anticipated were mainly those of getting the materials to height but I am excited about learning how things went. The first 650m or so are reinforced concrete and the rest steel. I can only imagine the logistical nightmare that working at 700m presented. I hope that I can find out!

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