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Dubai's Burj Khalifa gets finishing iconic glassThe world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa had received some finishing on its facade that has gotten over the major technical challenges and brings it closer to completion.

Reports from Architizer.com indicated that the Burj Khalifa received the installation of the so-called Guardian SunGuard glass that allows it to overcome the glare it poses to extend on surrounding areas within a metre radius.

The architectural design team at Skidmore Owings and Merrill of New York had to be very careful with glass facade of the 3,000 feet building as this could compromise the residents, tenants and guests and be a problem to nearby buildings.

The designers decided that to use the same edifice used on the Time Warner Building in New York.

The Burj Khalifa’s facade had the combination of the Guardian Sungard Advanced Glass Windows that now gives the building its distant gleam of blue-grey from the outside. While tenants and residents will be given the balanced solar flare from the inside with the so-called ClimaGuard NLT Low-E glass, notes Architizer.com.

This new installation, which consists of 1.8 million square feet of glass for the Burj Khalifa has given it a new appropriate description of “built in light”.