As Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP tell us, “Burj Khalifa, formerly Burj Dubai, at the center of a large-scale development, is the tallest building in the world and [has been] completed in 2010. The design combines cultural influences with cutting-edge technology to achieve high-performance. Its massing is manipulated in the vertical dimension to minimize the impact of wind on the tower’s movement.”
The developer also says that the project will provide “Lessons learned from Burj Dubai will help to decrease the environmental impact associated with construction and raw material extraction…”
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