Skip to comments.15-Story Hotel In Shanghai Built In Just 6 DAYS! (Plus it's level 9 earthquake resistant!)
Posted on 11/11/2010 5:48:13 PM PST by WebFocus
A 15-story hotel in Shanghai, China was built in six days, according to ArchDaily. What's even more impressive is that this building is apparently "Level 9 Earthquake Resistant."
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LOL, sure it is! (sarcasm)
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I think they bought it at Ikea.
I wonder if it will fare better than this one, also built in Shanghai.
“I wonder if it will fare better than this one, also built in Shanghai.”
When they built that one they were holding the plans sideways.
Wow - I’ll bet they really did a good job!
Well, to be fair, that one proved quite durable if a tad unstable.
I was close to this area in China when that building toppled. My Chinese guide said proudly “If you notice, none of the windows broke.”
Earthquake “resistant”, not earthquake proof or did something get lost in the translation? How long will it “resist” a level 9? (milliseconds)
CMU block is still green after 9 days
"Goooooooooooooood morning, Shanghai!!"
Did a poor person with 8 children and a disability own the piece of land before this was constructed and magically Ty Pennington shows up with a beer in one hand and a camera in the other?
I am inspecting the reinforced concrete on a Los Angeles school right now with 6 large multi story buildings totalling 200,000 sq ft and it usually takes several attempts and a lot of persistence over the span of several days to get even these top notch high bidder sub-contractors to make corrections on structural flaws before they get set in concrete
I thought it was impressive that it didn’t crack and apparently fell as one piece.
Well done. I’ve seen this done in the US with homes.
This is one reason why I always laughed when the Dems would say, “It’s useless to drill for oil in Alaska because it would take us 10 years to get an oil refinery up and running!”
It was actually opened in five months. Crews working from the South and from the North met at a creek now known as Contact Creek. A marvel, even today.
The swarming time lapse reminds me of when the Chinese were sometimes called the ‘blue ants’ for their habit of wearing the blue Mao suits and they looked much alike.
Right. I hate the words “can’t”.
It seems that’s the entire liberal agenda - unless it is immoral, harmful or enslaving.
Then it’s Yes We Can!
Exactly that technique—building concret modular cube units complete with plumbing, electric, water lines and even furniture inside—was used/pioneered by a San Antonio contractor in 1968 to build the Hilton Palacio hotel in time for Hemisfair 68.
They had a propeller on the back of the platform and as the crane raised the cube to the proper height they ‘flew’ the unit into place. By the end of the construction they were setting up to 20 units per day into place, hooking them up and making them ready for occupancy.
The hotel opened in record time
I guess there is a point to be proud of in that.
Just jack 'er back up and put a little better glue on the bottom this time. lol
It looks as though the prefabricated box construction and the outer shell were assembled quite quickly. However, it would be interesting to see how the inside finish work turned out.
A lot of the Chinese workers are migrant workers who came from the farm and have little experience in construction. If you ever see the work inside of a Chinese apartment building or an office, you’d be amazed at how badly they are put together.
In my Shanghai apartment, the light switches were miswired. In the shower, the floor slopes AWAY from the drain.
In a lot of office buildings, the Chinese like to use smooth marble on the floors because it looks pretty. However, when the rainy season comes, the slippery floors because death traps for the elderly. Also, there are often discontinuities in the floor levels between rooms because the floor of one room might use wood while another might use marble while another might use concrete. Instead of trying to make the floors all even, they assume that you’ll watch where you’re walking when you go from one room to another.
In the U.S., we take for granted that the steps in the stairways will all be evenly spaced. In China, the steps are often evenly spaced except the last step at the top. Instead of planning in advance so that all of the steps are even, the Chinese often just cut off the top step arbitrarily wherever it happens to meet the floor.
What you don’t see...
the foundation work
They didn’t just pick a spot and start stacking and it looks like a hollow shell.
Hard to break thick tempur glass straight on, some of that stuff you can hit with a hammer straight on and it won't break, but hit it on it's edge and it breaks pretty easy. I know I worked in a window company, fortunately the glass their was a lot thinner and smaller then what goes into Hotel windows. Also that stuff is pretty heavy, maybe they had too many windows on one side. < /sarcasm>
How long have you lived in Shanghai? I lived there from 1996 - 1998. Last time I was there was about 5 years ago. It had changed a lot even then.
The picket line? Union boss? Osha? Local building inspector? Work stoppage while waiting for insurance inspection? City inspector slowing work while he inspects for salt in lunch buckets?
GnL: I lived in Beijing from 2008-2009 and in Shanghai from 2009 until July of this year.
I miss being in China. It was nice being away from a lot of the political craziness happening in the United States. Fortunately, I had FreeRepublic.com every day to help keep me sane.
LOL... yep, that too.
I worked for a window manufacturer for a few weeks a long time ago. Scariest job I’ve ever had. Too many ways to cut yourself. I’ll give that building in the pic its due. It didn’t crumple a bit.
Yes, the building itself seems amazingly well-preserved for having fallen over.
I guess it just proves how important the foundation is.
I wonder if they could just put flooring on the bottom walls and move people in. They wouldn’t really need an elevator either. Nice skylight in each room, too. ;-)
I wonder what the bonus payout is for coming in 14 months ahead of schedule.
Are you a real estate agent? (backing away slowly)