With the design and engineering of Burj Khalifa, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), joined forces with Dubai based developers, Emaar Properties PJSC, to redefine what was possible with supertall buildings.
With a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the John Hancock Center and Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, SOM was perfectly placed to carry out this challenging task.
At the peak of construction, over 12,000 professionals and skilled workers from more than 100 countries were on site every day.Over 45,000 cubic meters (1.59 million cubic feet) of concrete, weighing more than 110,000 tons, were used to construct the concrete and steel foundations, which feature 192 piles, buried more than 50 meters (164 feet) deep.
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