Skip to comments.China Will Build the Tallest Building In the World in Just 90 Days
Posted on 11/20/2012 7:26:23 AM PST by Hojczyk
According to its engineers, this will be the tallest skyscraper in the world by the end of March of 2013. Its name is Sky City, and its 2,749 feet (838 meters) distributed in 220 floors will grow in just 90 days in Changsha city, by the Xiangjiang river. Ninety days!
It's not a joke. According to the construction company, the skyscraper will be built in just 90 days at the unbelievable rate of five floors per day. It's hard to believe, but they claim the building has been designed by some of the engineers who previously worked at the Burj Khalifa. It is also the same firm that built a full 30-story hotel in 15 dayswhich yes, is still standing and in perfect working condition.
Foundation work is beginning at the end of the month, once the Chinese authorities give the final go ahead to the project.
Pre-fab magic They will be able to achieve this impossibly fast construction rate by using a prefabricated modular technology developed by Broad Sustainable Building, a company that has built 20 tall structures in China so far, including the that 30-story hotel.
Since they built that hotel, the company has been perfecting their technology, which they are now claiming will turn their project into the world's tallest skyscraper in just three months. That's a whooping five floors per day, which seems just absurd. According to Construction Week Online, the company is very serious about it. The senior VP of the Broad Group, Juliet Jiang, has publicly said that they "will go on as planned with the completion of five storeys a day."
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Choose two of the three.
I am seeing a new Fox special in the future “When Buildings Collapse 1” hosted by John Bunell.
Obviously, they aren’t union. Look at the pathetic record of no-progress at Ground Zero....a full 11 years after 9/11.
If Democrats are hell-bent on having a Communist government controlling this country, then we should get the ChiComs to do it. Our own Communists are unfit to build or manage anything.
Won’t catch me in that building.
It takes 90 days just to get a lawyer to write a letter in the declining US.
Also the miracle of bamboo scaffolding.
That about sums it up
Or as I used to tell clients. I can do two of these thing for you, tell which two are important.
They could never build like that here.
The unions wouldn’t let them.
The only thing we do now in 90 days or less is cross the Rio Grande, hook up with the ‘family’, apply for and get all Uncle Sugar's bennies, commit a few federal crimes, and get support from American politicans like Rubio and McCain.
Note to self: Don’t get within a mile of that building.
We spent many years in China, and I would not step foot within the area that would be affected by this building’s collapse, let alone inside of it.
So it kind of looks like the bathroom of every chinese restaurant I've ever been in?
And it will probably be just as empty as half the skylines in China. Although, it is a good way to create ‘shovel-ready-jobs.;’
You can build a lot faster if you build most of the walls simultaneously and then just do finally assembly on site. If you are welding one floor at a time you can't start the 20th floor until the 19th is framed.
This requires good planning and being confident enough in your assembly that you won't need to make on the fly adjustments, so either you will have a nearly perfectly built building, or you will have floors that don't quite match up but with no corrections made as it is built.
Just try to build a major prefab project in a heavily unionized city in the US. On a recent radio show on person was complaining that it cost nearly as much to pay the unionized elevator operators to get communications equipment from the ground to the rooftop as it did to ship it across the country.
I guess they’re not counting the foundation.