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Why You Shouldn’t Go to the Toilet in the World’s Tallest Building

The tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Its height reaches 828 meters and has 163 floors. Thousands of tourists come every day to climb the observation deck of the record-breaking building. However, in all this beauty and greatness there is one nuance.

What’s inside the Burj Khalifa

Several floors belong to the hotel – one of the most expensive in Dubai. On the other floors, there are apartments, their price starts from one million euros. There is also an observatory, an observation deck, a restaurant, and offices – all these are located in the tallest building in the world.

Thus, every day the tallest building in the world is visited by thousands of people who actively use elevators and all infrastructure. However, both tourists and those who work at the Burj Khalifa are asked not to use the toilets in the building once again. This is due to the complexity of the sewerage system.

For employees working in the tower, there are separate toilets located at the very bottom of the building, as well as in the neighboring Dubai Mall.

What’s wrong with the toilets at the Burj Khalifa

The highest tower in the world simply does not have a sewerage system. Therefore, to take out human waste, trucks are used daily: every day a whole bunch of cars pull up to the shimmering tower for sewage.

Now you might be wondering why someone would spend $1.5 billion on a skyscraper without providing a waste disposal system.

The fact is that when the Burj was completed, Dubai recovering from the effects of the 2008 credit crunch, and it was decided that the cost of adding it to the city’s already overburdened sewer system was a waste of money.

The developers were sure that taking out the garbage every day would be cheaper than upgrading the sewer system.

Today, however, with a possible residence of 35,000 people at a time, the building is capable of producing a staggering 15 tons of sewage per day.

There are now plans to renovate the sewer system, but it won’t be completed until 2025.

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