China Will Build the Tallest Building In the World in Just 90 Days


Locutus
#1
Everything should be just fine.

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 days—which 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.


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China Will Build the Tallest Building In the World in Just 90 Days (Updated)
 
WLDB
#2
Damn. Soon they'll be buying out the construction industry.
 
karrie
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Assembled in 90 days is not the same thing as built in 90 days. Many more days have gone into building the prefab components that the building will be comprised of. Not that it's not still impressive technology and all, but call a spade a spade.
 
Tonington
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It's similar to any project, if your project is one long chain it will take many times longer to complete than if smaller feeder chains can be worked on concurrently to shorten the project duration. It will still require the same employee*hours, but it will take much less time- this is the rationale for all of our projects at work.

This is a much better way to do things. If there is a delay in getting the frame of the building up, they obviously can't work on the top floors in the building plan. Constructing the building in pieces, far less risk in on-time project delivery this way.
 
damngrumpy
#5
I wish them luck, I am always suspect of some of their building and manufacturing
methods though
 
Angstrom
#6
Well there it is folks. the future of construction.

Soon (in 25 years) will be ordering pre-fab units from china and taking 5 houres to assemble them here.
 
The Old Medic
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The Empire State Building in Manhattan was built in slightly more than 1 year. For at least 30 years, it was the tallest building in the world. It withstood a direct hit by a B-26 Bomber in 1946, and thousands of gallons of aviation gasoline burned out two floors. At NO time was the building in any danger of collapse.

It is simply ridiculous that it takes years to build a building nowdays.
 
#juan
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Old MedicView Post

The Empire State Building in Manhattan was built in slightly more than 1 year. For at least 30 years, it was the tallest building in the world. It withstood a direct hit by a B-26 Bomber in 1946, and thousands of gallons of aviation gasoline burned out two floors. At NO time was the building in any danger of collapse.

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It might have been different if the Empire State Building had been hit by a 757 with over 11, 000 gallons of fuel. The B-26 carried only a few hundred gallons
 
EagleSmack
#9
Pre fab houses are already big here in the US
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Pre fab houses are already big here in the US

And very cheap if ordered direct from China. It's Canadian companies using Canadian wood and Chinese labour.
 
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