Early in January 2004 work on the Burj Khalifa began, with plans for a five-year development period. Adrian Smith, the design’s brains behind it, included Islamic architecture throughout the construction.
The majority of the design was inspired by Tower Palace III, which utilised the buttressed central core and wings to sustain the tall building’s total height.
The organisation responsible for the building’s construction was Samsung C&T. This South Korean firm has a stellar track record on other structures, including Taipei 101 and the PETRONAS Twin Tower.
Turner served as the project manager for this task, adhering rigidly to the timeframes.
To maintain the building’s stability, unusual concrete mixtures were utilised during construction.