Burj Dubai to be taller than earlier conceived

Final height to be revealed only on its completion in 2009. (DENNIS B MALLARI) 

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, being developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, will be taller than previously envisaged, with height enhancement work already in progress.

Construction of the two communication floors is ongoing and structural steel work has started. The final height of Burj Dubai will be revealed only on its completion in September 2009.

Alongside height enhancement, Burj Dubai is also upgrading its interior finishes.

International designers from California had been revisiting the designs to make the residences more attractive and functionally superior. The redesign process, undertaken over the past three months, has been completed, with the emphasis on top-notch quality standards.

Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said: "Burj Dubai is an unparalleled accomplishment in the history of mankind. Breakthrough technology, cutting-edge innovation and creativity have been the driving forces of this tower, which will set new benchmarks in architecture, construction and engineering feats. As the referral point for all future high-rise constructions, Burj Dubai is now pushing its own record breaking standards further, with the height and design enhancements."

"Our main objective is to ensure the very best in engineering, architecture, interiors, finishes and infrastructure support are employed in the making of this iconic building, which is the pride of Dubai," he said.

Burj Dubai, at over 636 metres, is already the world's tallest structure.