What owner of the world’s tallest building do, when residents don’t pay their rent?

Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).  Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai.  It contains a total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators.

Emaar Properties, the Dubai developer that runs the tower, has a smart way of dealing with residents who don’t pay their rent.  They will block the cards which give access to elevators and services such as air conditioning will also be switched off.

Imagine climbing 108 floors every time to reach your home. None of the windows can be opened in the tower, so it will be like sitting in a box without air conditioning.

“The two big things for us are the AC and the elevator. You can’t open a window here so it will be like sitting in a box. We can’t walk up and down all those floors so we may have to stay with friends”, said a resident.

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