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China Will Build the Tallest Building In the World in Just 90 Days
Gizmodo ^ | November 20,2012 | Jesus Diaz

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 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.

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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1 posted on 11/20/2012 7:26:28 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Quality
Economy
Speed

Choose two of the three.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 7:27:39 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. ItClimate change! is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Hojczyk

http://gizmodo.com/5873962/amazing-timelapse-of-30+story-building-made-in-only-360-hours


3 posted on 11/20/2012 7:29:41 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I am seeing a new Fox special in the future “When Buildings Collapse 1” hosted by John Bunell.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 7:30:00 AM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 7:30:28 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Hojczyk

Won’t catch me in that building.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 7:30:30 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Hojczyk

It takes 90 days just to get a lawyer to write a letter in the declining US.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 7:31:08 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Hojczyk

Also the miracle of bamboo scaffolding.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 7:31:46 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: BenLurkin

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.

Performance
Cost
Schedule


9 posted on 11/20/2012 7:32:05 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: BenLurkin

They could never build like that here.
The unions wouldn’t let them.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 7:32:24 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hojczyk
I have been inside a Chinese skyscraper.
They dont finish the inside. Exposed concrete, wiring, and ductwork next to people busily working at their desks.
They also dont bother to remove the construction rubble. Landscaping is not their strong suit.
11 posted on 11/20/2012 7:34:19 AM PST by toast
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To: Hojczyk
I remember when America was second to none in everything that mattered.

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.

12 posted on 11/20/2012 7:35:42 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Hojczyk

838 meters.

Note to self: Don’t get within a mile of that building.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 7:36:20 AM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


14 posted on 11/20/2012 7:36:42 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: toast
“Exposed concrete, wiring, and ductwork next to people busily working”

So it kind of looks like the bathroom of every chinese restaurant I've ever been in?

15 posted on 11/20/2012 7:36:57 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Hojczyk

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.;’


16 posted on 11/20/2012 7:37:41 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: Hojczyk
Actually, the title of the article is a bit misleading. The building will be assembled in 90 days from modules and components that have already been built.
17 posted on 11/20/2012 7:38:10 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: Hojczyk
by using a prefabricated modular technology

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.

18 posted on 11/20/2012 7:40:00 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Hojczyk
Let's hope what happened in Shanghai last year doesn't happen again.



This bridge in Harbin was built in quick fashion as well...


19 posted on 11/20/2012 7:40:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Hojczyk

I guess they’re not counting the foundation.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 7:40:47 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Gamecock

I hope they get some great video of the collapse as it happens.

And it will.

Something was being left out, and it is just that oversight (or series of oversights) that will come back to bite them in the gluteus maximus.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 7:40:54 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Hojczyk

Another zombie skyscraper for another zombie city.


22 posted on 11/20/2012 7:43:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Hojczyk
Perhaps we could get the DNC to occupy the top floor?

90 days, and we know the contractor won't be cutting any corners on construction quality...

23 posted on 11/20/2012 7:43:57 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: RoosterRedux

Exactly.

Let me repeat that: The building will be assembled in 90 days from pre-constructed pieces.

Still not too shabby.

If it doesn’t fall over.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 7:44:25 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Hojczyk

Made with quality chinese materials.

Like 9-11, without the airplanes.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 7:46:30 AM PST by lurk
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To: smokingfrog
I guess they’re not counting the foundation.

Their foundation is in the "revolution", Tovarich. Kind of like the obama economy.

Oh...you were expecting something along the lines of "Terra Firma". No time for that - FORWARD!

/Sarc

26 posted on 11/20/2012 7:47:35 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Hojczyk

Why?


27 posted on 11/20/2012 7:49:21 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Fzob

“Or as I used to tell clients. I can do two of these thing for you, tell which two are important.

Performance
Cost
Schedule”

Oh, and it has to be done with impeccable quality.


28 posted on 11/20/2012 7:50:43 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldsten of the modern era.)
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To: RoosterRedux

when they say built, don’t they actually mean “topped Out”?

That is the steel structure will be complete and ready for curtain walls and slabs and interior partitions, elevators finishing etc


29 posted on 11/20/2012 7:50:48 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: tet68

Not just unions.

The permits and inspections mandated, at every stage of construction, would drag out more than 90 days in the US.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 7:53:47 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: bert

On a good note, found a new home for the United Nations.


31 posted on 11/20/2012 7:54:35 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldsten of the modern era.)
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To: toast

I have been inside a Chinese skyscraper.
They dont finish the inside. Exposed concrete, wiring, and ductwork next to people busily working at their desks.
They also dont bother to remove the construction rubble. Landscaping is not their strong suit.

**************

Ditto Soviet construction. I’ve not seen post-Soviet work but would expect pretty much the same.


32 posted on 11/20/2012 7:54:35 AM PST by Psalm 144 (For Chicken Little the sky is always falling.)
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To: SeekAndFind

and it will be the longest building on the 91 first day


33 posted on 11/20/2012 7:55:15 AM PST by molson209
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To: Hojczyk

Obviously, they don’t use Union labor.


34 posted on 11/20/2012 8:09:37 AM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Hojczyk

but what about the EIR and the planning dept?


35 posted on 11/20/2012 8:22:57 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Last Dakotan
“It takes 90 days just to get a lawyer to write a letter in the declining US”

That's a key point. And it is getting worse every day with the Obama communist and its Obamacare slowing down our country. Here in the U.S. they keep writing new government laws and regulations every day at all levels of government and that is chocking capitalism . The growth of government in the U.S. is hurting businesses, the economy , innovation, inventions , new business startups etc. . But liberals/democrats vote for and welcome this growing government. Democrats trust government and government bureaucrats. Why ? I don't get it why?

Government is the problem but liberals think government (socialism) is the solution.

36 posted on 11/20/2012 8:24:56 AM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: Hojczyk
Would you want the penthouse on this puppy?
37 posted on 11/20/2012 8:31:26 AM PST by drinktheobamakoolaid (There is still time to make a difference)
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To: Hojczyk
My immediate thought went to the Ryugyong hotel in North Korea. It was started in '87 and claimed it would be done by '89. After many delays and a claim that it was condemned, it sat dormant for 16 years before construction was resumed. Obviously the Chinese are better at this stuff than the N.Koreans, but their timeline does seem rather optimistic.

 

38 posted on 11/20/2012 8:35:12 AM PST by Marko413
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Starting point? Everything below grade complete? And concrete cured?

Only one crane? Wow.
Staging of elevators for workers and material.

Very little or no concrete used above grade?

Splicing of of data and power cables? Each floor? Access to splices?

104 elevators?
What percentage of floor area is consumed by services?(elevators, HVAC, plumbing, stairs...)

All Electric heat? $$$

Open areas without columns? The rooms are small, not to worry about sight lines?

Will be interesting to watch.


39 posted on 11/20/2012 8:35:42 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I'm guessing the Geotechnical Engineers didn't take lateral load, settlement, or side shear into account.

40 posted on 11/20/2012 8:36:56 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: V_TWIN
So it kind of looks like the bathroom of every chinese restaurant I've ever been in?

I was a small-time cable operator in a prior life (haven't watched television for 11 years).

One day I was running a new drop into a Chinese restaurant. Working in the rear of the building, I looked through a window and saw a pan of meat in marinade sitting on a bench just outside the bathroom door.

No more Chinese for this country boy.

41 posted on 11/20/2012 8:40:12 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Like being in a honey comb.


42 posted on 11/20/2012 8:42:54 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Hojczyk
Since they built that hotel, the company has been perfecting their technology,

You mean it ain't been perfected yet and that first building was just a test????

Go figure, how many years did it take just to decide on what to build on Ground Zero........

43 posted on 11/20/2012 8:48:07 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

>> “If it doesn’t fall over.” <<

.
I bought some chinese welding rods last year...

Unbelievable crap!

It’ll fall.


44 posted on 11/20/2012 8:48:54 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: RobinOfKingston

No doubt. I’m sure people have plenty of stories about the hygene in asian restaurants. What’s weird to me is no matter how nice the restaurant seems to be the bathrooms are always nasty.


45 posted on 11/20/2012 8:52:56 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Hojczyk

This Chinese boasting is supposed to be impressive.

Instead, it’s just worrisome. No sane person would want to inhabit a titanic of a building built in rapid and slipshod fashion.

The massive corruption in the Chinese economy fuels projects like this: the corrupt loans that will never be paid back, the corrupt officials and contractors all in line for their take of the spoils.

The actual building is an afterthought, a byproduct and symbol of the corruption needed to build it. Anybody who would actually inhabit it is a fool, which is why so many of these buildings remain empty.


46 posted on 11/20/2012 8:53:36 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: tet68
They could never build like that here.

No, there are safety standards in force here, thnak God. Have you been keeping up with current events? A multiple sections of a brand new elevated highway collapsed. Hundreds of people were killed when a high speed train left its tracks. It goes on and on.

47 posted on 11/20/2012 9:09:12 AM PST by GingisK
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To: molson209

well played!


48 posted on 11/20/2012 9:29:35 AM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Meanwhile, the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge is being built with steel and materials imported from China, and it’s only taken them...hold on, carry the one divided by...since about 1990 to get almost done. New math.


49 posted on 11/20/2012 9:59:09 AM PST by DPMD
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To: alloysteel

I’m waiting to see the Three Gorges Dam let loose. Surf’s up!


50 posted on 11/20/2012 10:10:43 AM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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