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Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) opens: the tallest building in the world

With its final height kept as a secret until the last minute, we witnessed the incredible opening of the tallest building in the world. The Burj Dubai, an engineering masterpiece designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), was finally renamed Burj Khalifa in honor to Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ruling sheik of Abu Dhabi who helped Dubai during the financial crisis with over US $25 billion.

Cite:David Basulto. "Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) opens: the tallest building in the world" 05 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/45587/burj-dubai-opens-burj-khalifa-tallest-building-som/>