Only a month after it's hyped opening, the Burj Khalifa (formerly known as the Burj Dubai), has been shut off from the public, apparently due to electrical problems.
Only a month after it's hyped opening, the Burj Khalifa (formerly known as the Burj Dubai), has been shut off from the public, apparently due to electrical problems. Sounds familiar | Guardian
The precise cause of the £960m ($1.5bn) Dubai skyscraper's temporary shutdown remained unclear. In a brief statement responding to questions, the building's owner, Emaar Properties, blamed the closure on "unexpected high traffic", but then suggested that electrical problems were also at fault.
"Technical issues with the power supply are being worked on by the main and subcontractors and the public will be informed upon completion," the company said, adding it is "committed to the highest quality standards at Burj Khalifa".
Despite repeated requests, a spokeswoman for Emaar was unable to provide further details or rule out the possibility of foul play. Greg Sang, Emaar's director of projects and the man charged with coordinating the tower's construction, could not be reached. Construction workers at the base of the tower said they were unaware of any problems.