Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s Burj Dubai becomes World’s tallest free-standing structure

The Burj Dubai is now officially the world’s tallest free standing structure. Founded in 1936, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP is one of the world’s leading architecture, urban design, engineering, and interior architecture firms. The construction of the Burj Dubai has reached the 150th floor level 1,821 feet (555meters) surpassing the height of the CN tower in Toronto, Canada which was previously the world’s tallest free standing building with a height of 1,821feet (553meters) The construction is supposed to be completed in 2008 and the final height of the building is still a secret. It’s not the tallest building of the world by a few feet, but it’s way above other buildings of the world and the difference is massive. The goal of the Burj Dubai is not simply to be the world’s tallest building, but also to embody the world’s highest aspirations. The Burj Dubai is being developed by Emaar properties and constructed by South Korea’s Samsung Corporation.

The Burj Dubai will be a center for large-scale activities and mixed use developments like residential, commercial, hotel, entertainment and other leisure outlets like open green spaces, pedestrian Boulevards, water features, a shopping mall, and also a tourist oriented town.