Monday, January 4, 2010

The Tallest Man-Made Structure Ever Built Was Inaugurated - January 4, 2010

Burj Khalifa (Arabic: "Khalifa Tower"), is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is currently the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m (2,717 ft) with 206 floors. Construction began in 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed in October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010. The total cost for the Burj Khalifa project was about US$1.5 billion. The price of office space at Burj Khalifa had reached over US$43,000 per m2.

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Science Fair Project Information
Title: Determine the effect of height to width ratio on the wind load of a building.
Subject: Engineering
Grade level: Elementary School Grades 4-6
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: Low
Awards: 2nd place, Washington State Science and Engineering Fair
Affiliation: Selah Intermediate School
Year: 2006
Description: A wind tunnel is used to apply wind on miniature plywood structures with different height to width ratio; drag force is measured.

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