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Developer reaffirms plan to finish world's tallest building in 90 days (China)
Cnet ^ | 11/19/1012 | Cnet

Posted on 11/22/2012 1:00:30 PM PST by Dallas59



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A 220-story Sky City tower in the Chinese city of Changsha could take the crown as the world's tallest skyscraper next March with an astounding height of 2,749 feet, edging out the mega Burj Khalifa that currently stands 2,722 feet over Duba

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: building; china; tallest

1 posted on 11/22/2012 1:00:39 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Hope it’s earthquake proof, if designed and built by the Chinese (stolen plans/technology) it may have issues. Just sayin’


2 posted on 11/22/2012 1:08:30 PM PST by john drake
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To: Dallas59

The world’s largest ‘modular’ bidg ?

Vertical trailer park.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 1:16:53 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Dallas59

Obama built that?


4 posted on 11/22/2012 1:17:49 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Dallas59
I received an email the other day about a 30-story building they built in 15 days. I just don't know if I'd cotton to the idea of going into anything slapped together this way. Good googly-moogly!
5 posted on 11/22/2012 1:28:01 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Dallas59

Uighur bait...


6 posted on 11/22/2012 1:36:06 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Dallas59

That is one inelegant looking building.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 1:37:33 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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Chinese quality in a short 90 day schedule?

No thanks.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 1:41:34 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Dallas59

9 posted on 11/22/2012 1:43:33 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Dallas59; All
In the U.S. it takes 90 days for the EPA and several other government agencies (federal, local, and state ) to even start look at the many paper applications to start build anything. Hey dummie democrats,socialism doesn't work. It's clear even in China they have less government red tape than we in the U.S.A has . the World trade center hasn't even been rebuilt yet after so many years.

But liberals/democrats think that the growing government and their regulations needs to grow even more.

China is building 50,000 skyscrapers in the next 20 years.

10 posted on 11/22/2012 1:46:18 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Dallas59
That's gonna tip over the island!
11 posted on 11/22/2012 1:47:07 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: Flick Lives

Yes, surprisingly mundane, especially when compared to the Burj.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 1:48:56 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: john drake

13 posted on 11/22/2012 1:50:34 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: AlmaKing

Can’t be done in 90 days ... it’ll take that long to dig the foundation and allow the concrete to cure... unless they want to chance a result like my post immediately before this one..


14 posted on 11/22/2012 1:53:09 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Dallas59

As a kid I made things that looked just like that. Haven’t thought of that toy in decades - but it was white plastic with little squarish pieces for the corners with slots that the side pieces would slide into. I think it was the Elgo American Skyline construction set. Gosh I was ahead of my time ;-)


15 posted on 11/22/2012 1:57:43 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Flick Lives

Typical communist looking building.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 1:58:04 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: carriage_hill
China is building 50,000 skyscrapers in the next 20 years.

Glad their doing it over there and not here. Skyscrapers are ugly, and cause even more horrific traffic.

Maybe the Chinese will install 5,000 tiny apartments in the lower 20 floors of each of these buildings, so the cubicle workers won't even have to commute. They'll just get out of bed and hit the elevators. Throw up malls inside them, and the tenants/employees will never have to leave.

17 posted on 11/22/2012 2:03:31 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: radu

That was incredible. Thanks.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 2:06:17 PM PST by plain talk
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To: dragnet2

My point was to show the decline of the U.S.A that growing government and government regulations are causing and how electing Obama was a stupid mistake. It is obvious that there is more government red tape in the U.S. than in China now. So which is the more socialist country now? the U.S. is as government is growing at all levels.All those democrats who committed voter fraud are traitors. The U.S. has many times more oil ,coal, shale oil ,natural gas etc. than China or any other country but the EPA and the Obama communist won’t let us get to any energy sources.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 2:11:14 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: dragnet2

IINM, ‘Agenda 21’ has *urban city living only* on their ‘To Do List’, eventually eliminating all suburban and rural life. Glad I’ll be dead by then. I won’t give-up the Family Farm.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 2:11:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: bigbob
I recall having the same set.

What makes the 11-million-square-foot Sky City so astonishing isn't its height or its appearance but rather the three-month construction plan to create the building that kicks off at the end of the year. Broad Group -- the company responsible for assembling the skyscraper -- plans to achieve these insane building speeds by using 95 percent prefabricated modular pieces that are sort of similar to a giant Lego set to construct the building.

Eleven million sq.ft. is a whopping amount of space to fill. Wonder who the 'developer' has in mind as tenants? Not to mention the vast population unleashed at ground level every evening. It's going to be some special kind of hell climbing down when the power to the elevators goes out.

21 posted on 11/22/2012 2:16:06 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Dallas59

I hope no one actually goes into that thing.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 2:35:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Dallas59

I’ll bet this has something to do with SANY (3-1) and CCP. SANY makes concrete pumpers. Its president is CCP crony. Changsha already has tons of vacant high rises. Mao’s old stomping grounds. 100+ degree summers. Uffda.


23 posted on 11/22/2012 2:49:19 PM PST by lucid discourse (got an uncontrollable urge. I got to scream and shout it.)
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To: Dallas59

Hives are wonderful places for epidemics to start.


24 posted on 11/22/2012 3:17:52 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Neidermeyer
Can’t be done in 90 days ... it’ll take that long to dig the foundation and allow the concrete to cure...

Bah, what's the worse that can happen?


25 posted on 11/22/2012 3:25:43 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Dallas59

There will be far more challenge to making the project financially sustainable over the lifetime of the building than in the challenges of its original construction. This is a tremendous amount of office, retail and living space to put and keep on the market, not to mention the amount of electricity, sewage and services it will require.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 3:28:42 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat
sewage

Sewage! They don't need no steenking sewage.

27 posted on 11/22/2012 3:46:46 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: maine yankee
Vertical trailer park.

Even living in a trailer park I think that's funny.

28 posted on 11/22/2012 3:49:07 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: dragnet2
Maybe the Chinese will install 5,000 tiny apartments in the lower 20 floors of each of these buildings, so the cubicle workers won't even have to commute. They'll just get out of bed and hit the elevators. Throw up malls inside them, and the tenants/employees will never have to leave.

That's probably a really good description of life in cities in 20 years, if there is any life in cities in 20 years. Throw in the Obamacare clinics, along with the euthanasia booths for the over 40s, and you're good to go.

29 posted on 11/22/2012 3:51:51 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: radu

According to the video, it actually took under 3 minutes.


30 posted on 11/22/2012 4:00:09 PM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a religious form of Nazism.)
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To: theBuckwheat

Will this massive building be built to the same quality and engineering standards that we see at Harbor Freight? If so, someday its failure will be a substantial disaster.


31 posted on 11/22/2012 4:12:22 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Dallas59

32 posted on 11/22/2012 4:25:01 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: steve86
Maybe the Chinese will install 5,000 tiny apartments in the lower 20 floors of each of these buildings, so the cubicle workers won't even have to commute. They'll just get out of bed and hit the elevators. Throw up malls inside them, and the tenants/employees will never have to leave.

That's probably a really good description of life in cities in 20 years, if there is any life in cities in 20 years. Throw in the Obamacare clinics, along with the euthanasia booths for the over 40s, and you're good to go.

Throw in the bottom 4 floors being dedicated to security and requiring all residents to to be RFID chipped so 'Runners' can be located and you have an above ground "Logan's Run".

33 posted on 11/22/2012 9:45:11 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Dallas59

I wonder if any recycled twin tower steel’s going into it.


34 posted on 11/22/2012 10:37:41 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Covenantor

“Wonder who the ‘developer’ has in mind as tenants? “

Maybe a govwernment prison, no traffic problems and no rush hour.

A few floors for guard living quarters so it could be self contained!


35 posted on 11/22/2012 10:55:26 PM PST by dalereed
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