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CoreNet Global Members and Attendees Go To The Top of The World

Sep 14, 2023

This week at the CoreNet Global Summit in Dubai, East Meets West, attendees had the opportunity to visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. 

Those on the tour took the world’s fastest double-deck elevators, cruising at 10 meters/second to Level 124 where they took a closer look at the world below through avant-garde, high powered, telescopes.

Then they headed up to Level 125 at 456 meters, and took in stunning 360-degree views while exploring a spacious deck tastefully decorated in traditional Arabic Mashrabiya.

The Burj Khalifa is occupied by a mix of hospitality, corporate and residential tenants. 

Here are some fast facts, according to a corporate fact sheet:

Final height 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) 

Final number of floors 200 with 160 habitable storys 

Built-up (usable) area 5.67 million sq ft

There are 900 residences, hotels and 37 floors of corporate space. 

And here’s a fun fact, in case you were wondering: 

“Access to the tower’s exterior for both window washing and façade maintenance is provided by 18 permanently installed track and fixed-telescopic, cradle-equipped building maintenance units. The track-mounted units are stored in garages, within the structure, and are not visible when not in use. The manned cradles are capable of accessing the entire facade from the top of the tower down to level seven. Window washing is done vertically from the top to the ground and it takes approximately four months to clean the whole exterior,” according to the fact sheet.

David Harrison