by Ayesha Shaikh
  • 1 minute read
  • August 05, 2021
Soaring High: Burj Khalifa Named Among The World’s Most Beautiful Buildings

Burj Khalifa has been recognized among the world’s most beautiful buildings by Big 7 Travel, a global travel resource dedicated to new destinations, according to The National.

The iconic Dubai building, which is lauded as the world’s tallest structure at 828 meters in height, ranked 50th and was accompanied by famous landmarks, such as Jordan’s Petra at number 7, and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem at number 9. “Not only is it the world’s tallest building, but it’s also 60 per cent taller than the world’s second-tallest building,” the website stated about Burj Khalifa.

Istanbul’s Sultan Ahmet Mosque ranked 15th, and Hagia Sophie, 21st, and Afghanistan’s Blue Mosque took the 23rd position. Coming in first is India’s Taj Mahal, while the Palace of Versailles and The Duomo in Florence took the second and third positions, respectively. Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia and Osaka Castle in Japan made it to the top five.

Designed by Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Burj Khalifa’s façade features a triple-lobed footprint, which takes a cue from the Hymenocallis flower.

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