At the Top, Burj Khalifa observation lifts traverse a ‘moon-distance’
05 May, 2015
At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observatory deck in the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, just reached another milestone. Its observation lifts, which travel 124 floors to the open-air platform, have covered 384,400 kilometres – equal to the distance from the earth to the moon – since its opening in 2010. On average, the two lifts travel 244.4 km per day. Between January and March this year, the first observation lift did 49,833 runs, travelling a distance of 21,329 km, while the second did 52,939 runs, travelling 22,658 km.