Development started on 6 January 2004, with the outside of the structure finished on 1 October 2009. The building formally opened on 4 January 2010, and is a piece of the new 2 km2 (490-section of land) improvement called Downtown Dubai at the 'Primary Interchange' along Sheik Zayed Road, close to Dubai's principle business locale. The tower's design and building were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as boss draftsman, and Bill Baker as boss auxiliary engineer. The essential temporary worker was Samsung C&T of South Korea. The tower's development was finished by the development division of Al Ghurair Investment group.
Burj Khalifa was intended to be the centerpiece of a substantial scale, blended use improvement that would incorporate 30,000 homes, nine inns (counting The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectares (7.4 sections of land) of parkland, no less than 19 private towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-section of land) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake. The choice to fabricate Burj Khalifa is supposedly taking into account the administration's choice to expand from an oil based economy to one that is administration and tourism based. As per authorities, it is important for ventures like Burj Khalifa to be implicit the city to gather more global acknowledgment, and consequently speculation. "He (Sheik Mohammed receptacle Rashid Al Maktoum) needed to put Dubai on the guide with something truly exciting," said Jacqui Josephson, a tourism and VIP assignments official at Nakheel Properties. The tower was known as Burj ("Dubai Tower") until its official opening in January 2010. It was renamed to pay tribute to the leader of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa container Zayed Al Nahyan; Abu Dhabi and the government of UAE loaned Dubai many billions of USD so Dubai could pay its obligations – Dubai acquired in any event $80 billion for development projects. In 2000s, Dubai began broadening its economy however it experienced a monetary emergency in 2007–2010, leaving substantial scale extends as of now in development deserted.
Tallest existing structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (beforehand KVLY-TV pole – 628.8 m or 2,063 ft)
Tallest structure ever constructed: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (already Warsaw radio pole – 646.38 m or 2,121 ft)
Tallest unsupported structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (already CN Tower – 553.3 m or 1,815 ft)
Tallest high rise (to top of tower): 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (already Taipei 101 – 509.2 m or 1,671 ft)
Tallest high rise to top of recieving wire: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (already the Willis (in the past Sears) Tower – 527.3 m or 1,730 ft)
Working with most floors: 163 (already World Trade Center – 110)
Working with world's most elevated involved floor: 584.5 m (1,918 ft)
World's most astounding lift establishment (arranged inside a pole at the extremely top of the building)
World's longest travel separation lifts: 504 m (1,654 ft)
Most elevated vertical cement pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)
World's tallest structure that incorporates private space
World's most astounding perception deck: 148th floor at 555 m (1,821 ft)
World's most astounding outside perception deck: 124th floor at 452 m (1,483 ft)
World's most astounding establishment of an aluminum and glass façade: 512 m (1,680 ft)
World's most astounding club: 144th floor
World's most astounding eatery (At.mosphere): 122nd story at 442 m (1,450 ft) (already 360, at a tallness of 350 m (1,148 ft) in CN Tower)
World's most astounding New Year presentation of fireworks.
World's second most noteworthy swimming pool: 76th floor (world's most noteworthy swimming pool is situated on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Center, Hong Kong).
History of stature increases
Burj Khalifa contrasted and some other surely understood tall structures
There are unsubstantiated reports of a few arranged stature increments since its beginning. Initially proposed as a virtual clone of the 560 m (1,837 ft) Grollo Tower proposition for Melbourne, Australia's Docklands waterfront improvement, the tower was updated by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). Marshall Strabala, a SOM designer who took a shot at the task until 2006, in late 2008 said that Burj Khalifa was intended to be 808 m (2,651 ft) tall.
The outline designer, Adrian Smith, felt that the highest area of the building did not come full circle carefully with whatever is left of the structure, so he looked for and got endorsement to expand it to the present height. It has been unequivocally expressed that this change did exclude any additional floors, which is fitting with Smith's endeavors to make the crown more slender.
Emaar Properties reported on 9 June 2008 that development of Burj Khalifa was postponed by overhauled completes and would be finished just in September 2009. An Emaar representative said "The extravagance completes that were chosen in 2004, when the tower was at first conceptualized, is currently being supplanted by updated wraps up. The outline of the flats has additionally been upgraded to make them all the more stylishly appealing and practically superior." A changed consummation date of 2 December 2009 was then announced. However, Burj Khalifa was opened on 4 January 2010, over a month later.