Burj Khalifa. There’s Tall, and Then There’s TALL!
Peter Ellis revolutionized the world when he created Liverpool’s Oriel Chambers (1864), the first building to utilize an iron frame and glass “curtain walls”. This served as the genesis for the world’s first true skyscraper, Chicago’s 138 ft. tall Home Insurance Building (1885). It’s steel frame allowed for superior load-bearing capabilities while advancements in materials like concrete and glass allowed for more flexible construction techniques and applications. Such methodology became the default construction “recipe” for all skyscrapers since, including the world’s tallest…
The colossal 2717 ft. tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.
Utterly dwarfing the 1250 ft. tall Empire State Building by almost a 2:1 margin and holding no less than seven world records, including: tallest building, tallest freestanding structure, highest number of stories, and highest outdoor observation deck, the Burj Khalifa is a triumphant testament to human design, engineering, and construction that stands above all until someone goes higher!
The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well.
CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.
*image from Getty