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VIDEO: World’s biggest LED screen at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

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When you look towards Dubai’s towering Burj Khalifa and its stunning light shows, many people don’t stop to think of the planning and manpower that went into creating the world’s biggest LED screen. The team behind the city’s iconic tower have revealed the facts and figures, along with an impressive behind-the-scenes video, to show how it was done.

The display has over 70,000 LED bulbs, which are held in place by 100,000 brackets and 55,000 metres of cabling. The finished result covers an area of 32,467 metres.

But it wasn’t just a case of creating this mammoth screen – the team of engineers had to figure out how to get it onto the façade of the world’s tallest building, with limited access. “We faced sandstorms, we faced rain, we faced heavy winds, so quite often we have had to wait until we had a good slot in terms of winds to go out and do the installation,” said Kris Vloemans, senior project manager.

Climbing over the ledge in order to install this impressive screen certainly wasn’t for the faint hearted, but judging by the amazing light shows that we’ve seen on the Burj Khalifa since, it was all worth it.

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