UAE celebrates Nigeria at 60 with green-white lighting on World's Tallest Building in Dubai


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has put up green-white lighting on Burj Khalifa skyscraper situated in Dubai, to celebrate Nigeria on her 60th independence anniversary.

Photos of the building lit in the colours of Nigeria’s flag was shared on social by the UAE embassy in Nigeria.

The construction of the Burj Khalifa started as far back in 2004.


Its construction was based on the government’s decision to diversify from an oil-based economy towards having the city of Dubai gain international recognition.

The skyscraper, which is 2,722 feet, haa been the tallest structure and building in the world since its topping out in 2009.


Some records the building has broken since its completion in 2009 include the tallest structure ever built, the building with most floors (163), and the world’s longest travel distance elevators.

Others are the highest vertical concrete pumping for a building, the world’s tallest structure that includes residential space, the tallest skyscraper to top of the antenna, and the world’s highest elevator installation.

The tower was also named the world’s highest nightclub (144th floor), the world’s highest New Year display of fireworks, and the world’s largest light and sound show staged on a single building.

 

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