SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Reports that Emaar Properties may close elevators in Burj Khalifa until residents pay service charges

Over the last few days, various reports have surfaced of a conflict between residents of the world’s tallest building - the SOM-designed Burj Khalifa - and development firm Emaar Properties, resulting in unplugged air conditioning and out-of-service elevators.

The problems allegedly stem from unpaid services charges amounting to $25,000 for some residents. These service charges enable residents access to the garage, gym, pool and tennis courts as well as use of building amenities such as elevators to the residential floors (levels 9-108).

"A circular has been issued to remind and urge residents to pay the service charges to ensure the seamless management of the common areas and other community amenities," an Emaar Properties spokesperson told CNN. "It was sent after repeated reminders to pay the pending service charges and following multiple attempts to get the attention of the defaulting home-owners."

IN BRIEF
Wednesday 12 February 2014
Jane Duncan selected as next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects
Thu 24 Jul 2014
Longo Park Design Workshop's Jay Longo and Jennifer Park to join Forum Studio
Wed 23 Jul 2014
Three experts in sports design relocate from HKS Sports (Dallas) to Gensler
Wed 23 Jul 2014
"Are transport destinations the next typology?"
Tue 22 Jul 2014
Blaze in Lotus office tower (Andheri) kills fireman
Tue 22 Jul 2014
Willem van Genugten appointed Associate Director at (Designed by) Erick van Egeraat BV
Fri 18 Jul 2014
Nine employees at Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will promoted to Associate Principal level
Fri 18 Jul 2014
Aurecon has announced two major appointments in its South African division
Fri 18 Jul 2014