Skip to comments.Chinese workers build 15-story hotel in just six days
Posted on 11/12/2010 1:01:04 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder
As the United States and China battle over the finer points of currency manipulation at the G-20 summit, American negotiators may want to take note of this startling testimonial to the productivity of Chinese workers: A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha has completed a 15-story hotel in just six days. If nothing else, this remarkable achievement will stoke further complaints from American economic pundits that China's economy is far more accomplished than ours in tending to such basics as construction.
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That was about 30 years ago. Things have not improved.
Pure unadulterated tripe.
An Amish hotel wouldn’t have electricity, no a/c, hot water heaters, elevators. I wouldn’t want to stay in this Chinese hotel or an Amish hotel either!
And here we are almost 10 years after 9/11.
News flash: they can also build warships, aircraft, and missiles really quickly (and cheaply).
They may not be as good as ours — yet — but they definitely have the capability to overwhelm with sheer numbers.
Defeating the Japanese in WWII was a foregone conclusion, once the first shot was fired; the Japanese could not match our industrial output and the more sophisticated Japanese (e.g. Adm. Yamamoto, educated in the US).
Fast forward seventy years. It’s the Chinese with the industrial might. They can replace war materiel as fast as nearly anyone can destroy it. Personnel too.
Very sobering, if you ask me.
Empire State Building took one year and 45 days or 410 days.
Completed ahead of schedule.
3,400 workers at one time.
Five workers were killed: one worker was struck by a truck; a second fell down an elevator shaft; a third was hit by a hoist; a fourth was in a blast area; and a fifth fell off a scaffold.
I wouldn't be so sure.
China has more standing buildings over 500 years old than we have built in the last 20 years.
They can get things done because they do not have as many unionists and bureaucrats standing by for their share. Imagine that...this country has surpassed even that communist state in the number of bureaucrats feeding at the trough.
I saw that appt building in shanghai last year just after it fell around mid june
Yet it has taken the United States, 9 years and counting to build something at ground zero.
Scary to think about, but it's why we have these things.
Have to admire that stunt.
Key to our defeat of the Japanese was the fact that we had damage control systems and training in place. They found out that you can't martyr your way to victory. The leadership uses martyrs to their advancement.
Impressive, but will it stand up to a Chinese fire drill?
>> it’s why we have these things.
It’s not enough to have them — you also have to have the will to use them.
Agree 100% on the anti-missile capability comment. You want a good “shovel ready” stimulus program that would actually create good jobs? Pour Federal dollars into a anti-missile R&D program. Money VERY well spent.
Actually, I have seen the national building code for much of China. It’s quite formidable mostly due to worries about earthquakes and typhoons. However, that doesn’t preclude some corrupt official from overlooking the code. The government response, however, is a pretty speedy trial and execution.
It’s probably constructed from garbage.
Your argument was true 60 years ago. It is not longer steel. It is silicon, information management and precision destruction. They are way behind that curve.
There's no market for extremely tall tower office space.
That said, something can and should be built there as an attraction, a monument and also commercially viable space.
A mosque within a mile would ruin the site.
High rises don’t go up in a week without trying to set some record with both massive coordination and less regular restrictions IMO.
Damn!....how’d they get away with pouring just a 1 foot footer?
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