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Final piece of cladding to be fitted on Burj Dubai

At 6m-long, the panel is the last of 24,348 pieces of cladding on world's tallest building.

The final piece of glass cladding to complete the exterior of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, was now ready and would be installed within weeks, developer Emaar Properties said on Tuesday.

Spanning six-metres in length, the panel is the last of 24,348 pieces of cladding fitted to the super-structure, due for completion in December.

The panel would be transported to Burj Dubai’s work site for installation in the coming weeks, said a release from Emaar.

Cladding manufacturer Arabian Aluminium Company, a subsidiary of Dubai-based Al Ghurair Construction Industries, began work on producing the panels in April 2007.

Crafted from aluminium, steel and featuring reflective double-glazing glass, the cladding was made up of more than 18 different strength specifications and over 200 sizes, Emaar said.

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