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China Plans To Build The World’s Tallest Building In 90 Days
By John Yong, 18 Jun 2012
It took more than five years to build the 828-meter ‘Burj Khalifa’ in Dubai—the current world’s tallest building.
Chinese architecture firm Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) claims that they will take that title by constructing a 838-meter building called the ‘Sky City’ in 90 days.
According to CNN GO, they report that BSB is planning to construct the Sky City later this year in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province.
The building will have 220 stories—providing 1 million square meters of floor space, which is serviced by 104 elevators.
According to BSB chief executive officer, Zhang Yue, he said that the company is confident that the government will give the go ahead for this project.
Zhang adds that the Sky City is expected to consume a fifth of the energy required to build a conventional building due to the company’s ‘unique construction methods’, such as ‘quadruple glazing’ and ‘15-centimeter-thick exterior walls for thermal insulation’.
The building will also cost less due to BSB’s construction methods, with its projected cost at US$628 million—as compared with the US$1.5 billion Burj Khalifa.
BSB already is renowned for its time efficient construction after building a 15-storey building in six days in 2010 and constructing a 30-storey hotel in 15 days in 2011.
A 838-meter building in 90 days—is that even possible?
Click to watch the video below on how BSB constructed a 30-storey hotel in 15 days:
[via CNN GO]
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