Opening new doors

Since its completion last year, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai has already broken numerous world records. Apart from being the tallest structure ever built, it also includes the world’s highest restaurant, highest nightclub, highest elevator installation and highest outdoor observation deck. Leading to the observation deck are the world’s highest revolving doors.

At a height of 442 metres, the new doors not only have to withstand high winds and extreme weather conditions, but also have to fit into the building’s main façade and aesthetic setting. Boon Edam, which has been supplying revolving doors for over a century and become world leaders in the field, was a natural choice when it came to selecting a supplier. Boon Edam’s Crystal Tourniquet revolving door is made of toughened glass and is completely transparent, making it a perfect combination of style and functionality.

For a number of years now, Boon Edam has been using Nord-Lock washers in its revolving doors as it has found that their improved reliability and superior locking abilities have significantly reduced maintenance costs. Boon Edam supplied a total of six doors to the Buri Khalifa skyscraper, including two at the observation deck, all of them containing Nord-Lock components.

Customer: Boon Edam
Model: Crystal Tourniket
Height: 442 metres
Floor: 124th (out of 160)
Doors installed: 6 (2 at observation deck)
Total height of Burj Khalifa: 828 metres