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Mon Jun 18, 2012, 04:46 PM

China To Build 220-Story Tower in just 90 days



The building will be 10m taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the tallest manmade structure on earth. SkyCity One, with a rather imposing design, will contain 1,610,000m2 across 220 storeys, containing a mix of residential, commercial and retail space and capacity for between 70,000 to 120,000 people. BSB estimates the cost of the project to be roughly 400 million, a surprisingly low figure considering it cost 967 million for the Burj Khalifa, and other megatall buildings around the world tend to have budgets around the 1 billion mark. The company claims that their unique construction method, with 95 percent of the building completed before they've even broken ground on the foundations, will keep costs down. BSB has experience throwing up tall buildings in a short period of time, as this video of a 30 storey skyscraper built by the company in just 15 days near a lake in Hunan province attests.


http://www.joemygod.blogspot.com/2012/06/china-to-build-220-story-tower.html

What could possibly go wrong?

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Reply China To Build 220-Story Tower in just 90 days (Original post)
n2doc Jun 2012 OP
greytdemocrat Jun 2012 #1
cthulu2016 Jun 2012 #2
n2doc Jun 2012 #5
L0oniX Jun 2012 #3
kysrsoze Jun 2012 #4
Franker65 Jun 2012 #6

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 04:49 PM

1. Yikes...

I'll pass.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 05:01 PM

2. The word "build" is a bit tricky

"Build" does mean putting parts together to make something. When we measure the time it takes to build a brick house we don't include the time it took to make the bricks.

But with pre-fabrication the term gets tricky. If we built the empire state building in two pieces and the airlifted them into position in a day there still would have been a heck of a lot (years, probably) of building involved in making the two pieces.

I think the best term here is 90 days of "on site construction."

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 05:28 PM

5. Still...even trying to put giant legos together for that size of a building

is really pushing it. 2-3 stories a day?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 05:09 PM

3. Tower of Babel anyone?

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Mon Jun 18, 2012, 05:11 PM

4. Attaway to completely ripoff Sears, erm... Willis Tower design, like every other design they steal.

Nice little fake Hancock next to it too. Given the safety of Chinese bullet trains and cars, you couldn't pay me to enter that impending building collapse. Here are some other fine examples of Chinese artistry in ripping off others' designs:

http://www.unfinishedman.com/ultimate-chinese-knock-offs-of-cars/

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 05:07 AM

6. False information

As was mentioned above, putting it together might take 3 months but manufacturing all of the different sections would probably take much longer. I am totally sceptical of their claim. Statistics on China show the strength of the construction industry so at least its a good place to test the concept. If it works, perhaps it could be implemented in poorer developing nations to save money.

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