Burj Khalifa Skyscraper Closed Due To Technical Problems
The tallest skyscraper in the world, Burj Khalifa, has closed just one month after opening on January 4, 2010. The Burj Khalifa tower has closed to the public indefinitely due to technical problems that need to be resolved. The specific area that needs to be examined due to technical problems is the public observation deck on the 124th floor of the building. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper cost $1.5 billion and is the world's tallest building at 2,717 feet.
The observation deck on the Dubai building's 124th floor, which had been open since the building was formally named on Jan 4, has been closed indefinitely because of unspecified technical problems.
The builders of Burj Khalifa, Emaar, claim that the technical problems relate to the power supply. The problem is currently bring addressed by contractors and the tower will re-open to the public once the problem is fully fixed. The Burj Khalifa tower also houses offices, apartments, and a hotel. Residents of the Burj Khalifa apartments were set to move into the building shortly but will not be able to do so until the technical problems can be resolved. There has been no comment as to whether the power supply problems on the public observation deck also apply to other areas of the building.