Skip to comments.China Will Build the Tallest Building In the World in Just 90 Days
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 dayswhich 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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Choose two of the three.
I am seeing a new Fox special in the future “When Buildings Collapse 1” hosted by John Bunell.
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.
Won’t catch me in that building.
It takes 90 days just to get a lawyer to write a letter in the declining US.
Also the miracle of bamboo scaffolding.
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.
They could never build like that here.
The unions wouldn’t let them.
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.
Note to self: Don’t get within a mile of that building.
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.
So it kind of looks like the bathroom of every chinese restaurant I've ever been in?
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.;’
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.
I guess they’re not counting the foundation.
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.
Another zombie skyscraper for another zombie city.
90 days, and we know the contractor won't be cutting any corners on construction quality...
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.
Made with quality chinese materials.
Like 9-11, without the airplanes.
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!
“Or as I used to tell clients. I can do two of these thing for you, tell which two are important.
Oh, and it has to be done with impeccable quality.
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
Not just unions.
The permits and inspections mandated, at every stage of construction, would drag out more than 90 days in the US.
On a good note, found a new home for the United Nations.
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.
and it will be the longest building on the 91 first day
Obviously, they don’t use Union labor.
but what about the EIR and the planning dept?
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.
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?
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.
I'm guessing the Geotechnical Engineers didn't take lateral load, settlement, or side shear into account.
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.
Like being in a honey comb.
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........
>> “If it doesnt fall over.” <<
I bought some chinese welding rods last year...
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m waiting to see the Three Gorges Dam let loose. Surf’s up!