Astonishing speed of construction.

On April 12th I posted that Burj Dubai, which will be the world’s tallest building when completed, had reached 120 storeys, which made it the building with the most floors in the world.

Well folks, six and a half weeks later it’s reached 130 stories. The speed of construction is amazing, you can almost watch it rising with the naked eye. Ten floors in six and a half weeks. Excavation of the site started only 175 weeks ago and it’s now the second tallest building in the world.


At 468 metres Burj Dubai is almost as high as the world’s tallest, Taipei 101 which is 509 metres, which it will soon overtake but then it will keep soaring because it still has a long way to go to be topped-off.

On the way, Burj Dubai set another world record – and you have to just pause to think about this – for pumping concrete vertically 460 metres. Just think of the power it takes to pump concrete vertically more than a quarter of a mile!

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