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DUBAI-Standing at over 2,716.5 feet and boasting more than 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa hardly needs help in getting noticed.
But a think tank has come up with another way for the 828m high structure to get noticed - by wrapping it in a cling-film like substance.
Proposed by Op-En, designers have suggested wrapping the building in a lightweight, reflective fabric in the name of art. It would ‘complement the reflective facade’ of the building, which is the tallest free-standing structure in the world and has the highest number of stories in the world, Op-En said.  ‘In the spirit of exploring creative potential in the public realm, Exo-Burj aims to create a fluid urban ambience by suspending a reflective fabric material around the 828m tower, complementing the structure’s reflective facade,’ the designers wrote.
Ahmed Salman from OP-EN told The Huffington Post that it was still in the development stage and they were discussing the plans with interested parties.
The plans come after residents of the Burj Khalifa have been threatened with having to haul themselves up as many as 2,900 stairs after the developers warned it might cut off the lifts in a dispute over unpaid fees. Emaar Properties, which runs the 2,722ft tower, says some residents have failed to pay their service charges - which can be as high as $25,000 (£15,000) a year - since 2012. On Sunday, it carried out its pledge to prevent tenants whose properties were in arrears from accessing communal areas such as the garage, gym, pool and tennis courts.
The Burj Khalifa contains nearly 1,000 apartments from floors 12 to 108.
The building has a total of 2,909 stairs, meaning those on the upper floors would have to climb the bulk of those just to get home if the lifts were out of action.