The burj khalifa took six years to build. Foundational excavation work commenced in january 2004, and the tower was formally opened on january 4, 2010. However, the opening took place before the interior was completed.
How Long Did It Take to Build the Burj Khalifa?
The construction of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, began in 2004 and was completed in 2009. The total time it took to build the Burj Khalifa was five years.
The construction of this record-breaking building began with the excavation. This excavation was a massive undertaking and it took over a year to complete. Once the excavation was completed, the foundation of the Burj Khalifa was constructed. This process took over two and a half years to complete.
After the foundation was built, the next step was to build the superstructure of the building. This stage of construction took another year and a half. This involved the construction of the reinforced concrete core and the steel frame. The steel frame was constructed using high-grade steel which was imported from Germany and Austria.
Once the superstructure was built, it was time to start the finishing works. This stage of the construction involved the installation of glass and steel panels, the installation of all the interior fixtures, the installation of the elevators, and the installation of the building’s HVAC system. This stage of the construction took around six months to complete.
The Burj Khalifa was completed in 2009, five years