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petals from a stem, the tower's wings extend from its central core.

ADRIAN SMITH
He

THE ARCHITECT

incorporated patterns from traditional Islamic architecture


His

most inspiring muse was a regional desert flower, hymenocallis

The hymenocallis, whose harmonious structure is one of the organizing principles of the tower's design.

HYMENOCALLIS

Tallest skyscraper Previously Taipei 101

828m 509.2m

Tallest structure ever built Previously Warsaw Radio Mast

828m 646.38m

Tallest extant structure

828m

Previously KVKY-TV Mast


Tallest free standing structure

628.8m

828m

Previously CN Tower

553.3m

Worlds fastest elevator speed 64km/h Previously Taipei 101 60.58km/h

Elevator can hold up 46 passengers at a time

Highest vertical concrete pumping for a building 606m Previously Taipei 101 449.2m

Highest vertical concrete pumping (for any construction) 606m Previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Plant 532m

Building with most floors 160 Previously Willis Tower 108

HOW MANY PEOPLE IT CAN HOLD UP AT ONE TIME.???

35,000 people

Highest swimming pool ever 76th floor Highest Mosque ever 158th floor Having weight of half a million ton :-o It will take 36 workers and three to four months to clean the entire exterior facade