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Burj confirmed as tallest building

The height of the Burj Dubai was this week confirmed by developer Emaar as 828m, making it officially the world’s tallest building.

Confirmation came amid celebrations at the tower which were held even though the fit out is unfinished and with some contractors still working on the scheme claiming final completion could take until July.

“There were always two milestones to the contract, one for the low levels, including the hotel up to level 40 and the second milestone for the completion of all the works,” a source on the project told NCE’s sister magazine MEED. “The balance of the works including the changes and variations will be finished by February,” he said.

Other parties on the project say this is optimistic. “I would say it will be closer to July,” another source told NCE. Celebrations at the tower, now renamed the Burj Khalifa, were held this week to coincide with the fourth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s accession to the Dubai throne.

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