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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:46 AM

Chinese company plans to build world's tallest building in only 90 days

What could possibly go wrong?

A Chinese construction company aims to build the tallest building in the world in only 90 days.

Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) claims the 838m-tall SkyCity One will be assembled in the southern Chinese city of Changsha from prefabricated materials built offsite. 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.



(more) http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-06/15/chinese-skyscraper-built-in-90-days

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:54 AM

1. ...But why?

Nations of the world engaged in this tallest building competition, may I have your attention please?

*Ahem* Thank you. Now...

It's girth, not length

That's all.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:20 AM

2. because phallic symbols are a dime a dozen

they have to add more CHALLENGE to the mix to get their boners these days

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:48 AM

6. Too bad you can't see the the commonality between your little penis joke

and the general sad state of the relationship between the genders.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:48 AM

3. So should we start collecting for the Changsha Tragedy Victims Memorial Fund now?

I figure it should be ready to go when when it becomes clear that this company wanted to showboat by doing too many complex things at once and neglected some factor that proves to be outside the parameters they calculate for (quality of material, quality of the foundation, quality of the assembly when under super-tight time pressure, the overall design itself, seismic forces, wind forces, etc.)

The biggest engineering disasters happen when a) the design pushes past experience so some unknown factor may become important, b) someone cuts corners on quality of materials or work to save money and/or time, or c) both.

And this project is flirting with "c".

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Response to JHB (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:03 AM

4. Nope, not flirting

they are engaged to C

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:31 AM

5. China's ghost towns: New satellite pictures show massive skyscraper cities which are empty

 

China's ghost towns: New satellite pictures show massive skyscraper cities which are STILL completely empty



By Daily Mail Reporter
UPDATED: 18:19 EST, 18 June 2011
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As sprawling housing developments and skyscrapers in one of the world's most populous countries, these tower blocks and recently-built neighbourhoods should be busy and swarming with people.

But on closer inspection these stunning pictures show elaborate public buildings and open spaces which are left completely empty.

The most recent pictures of unused housing emerged as China announced plans to build 20 cities a year for the next 20 years

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:51 AM

7. China has 1.3 billion overcrowded people and empty cities, too?

 

I don't get it.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:56 AM

8. India is far worse in terms of crowding and lack of infrastructure. n/t

 

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:48 PM

10. You have to have money to buy into these cities, they aren't Communists after all!

 

That's just a political ploy on the part of the elite.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:58 PM

11. Yet they refuse to build desperately needed worker housing.

And the housing materials they use will poison the land and make it irreclaimable for centuries.

Never mind Europe. The China crash is going to knock us flat.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:11 AM

9. What could possibly go wrong? n/t

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:18 AM

12. China building the worlds tallest skyscraper

It is my understanding that China now allows jehovah Witnesses into their country. As my brother is one and he said a Kingdom hall is now fully going there and that they are going to help this along and think they can actually have it started and completed in less than a week

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Response to Bruzze (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:25 PM

13. Welcome to DU!

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