We often don't appreciate the amazing feats of engineering and architecture that have shaped the city we live in.
Take the Burj Khalifa and it's jaw-dropping lights display. When do we ever stop to think how they pull it off?
Fortunately, the tallest building in the world has a media team that has taken this into account and delighted us with a video that showcases the complexity of lighting up the largest LED screen in the world.
The video kicks off with drone footage of the Burj Khalifa, the shot slowly closing in on the majestic structure.
Bashar Kassab, Technical Services Director for the world’s tallest building, then starts to explain the challenges his team faces when installing and maintaining the structure’s LED exterior.
"We use more than 110 kilometres of rope access, 72 kilometres of cabling and 10,000 connectors to cover a total area of 33,000 square metres," Kassab says.
As he talks, the video shows the vertigo-inducing height at which the employees work.
“We face sandstorms, we face rain, we face heavy winds,” adds Kris Vloemans, Senior Project Manager.
The Burj Khalifa is also equipped with an intelligent system so if any LED lights has a fault, it sends its location to the central control room.
HERE'S THE STORY BEHIND THE LIGHT SHOW
AND HERE'S SOME OF THE VERY BEST SHOWS
Here are some of the best posts of the Burj Khalifa's ever-changing LED show: