The inception of the construction of the Burj Khalifa was done to increase the inflow of the economic tie-ups in the oil based United Arab Emirates. The construction of the futurist skyscraper is built in the neo-modern style architecture and was designed & engineered by Adrian Smith of the construction company Skidmore, Owings & Merrill that was the force behind the erection of the Willis Tower. The construction of Burj Khalifa started on 2004 and was inaugurated on 2010 as the Burj Dubai. The name was later altered to Burj Khalifa in order to commemorate the financial assistance of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the monarch of Abu Dhabi, to UAE. The Burj Khalifa is the destination for the tourist built to elevate the downtown life of Dubai. The building has its own artificial lake, a great many recreational sections and observation decks. The tourist can enjoy boat rides in the lake or enjoy the vista of the whole Dubai from the observation decks. This magnificent building is the symbol of human excellence that awes every onlooker.