Still an impressive feat if they can pull it off.
Company building the world's tallest skyscraper in 90 days is 120 days behind schedule
Broad Sustainable Building, the Chinese construction firm that is building a skyscraper intended to overtake the Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building, is 120 days behind schedule, despite initially promising it could finish the job in 90 days.
The edifice, to be called Sky City, is being built in Changsha, Hunan province, and will stand 838 metres high, 10 metres higher than the Burj Khalifa. However, founder Zhang Yue has admitted to Wired that the initial 90-day timeline has been pushed back, foundations are scheduled to be laid in November; if everything goes well, the building will be complete in March 2013.
Supertall buildings are nearly always wasteful and inefficient and terrible for the environment. The continued ridiculous pissing contest between various over-rich economies to have the tallest skyscraper distracts from actually innovative buildings that would benefit the lives of more than just a few rich fucks with tiny dicks.
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Earlier this year, Chinese Company Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), announced plans to build the world’s tallest skyscraper in an unbelievable 90 days. Now the build time for the 838-meter-tall tower has been pushed back to more reasonable (if still incredibly speedy) 210 days. Sky City is set to shatter the current record for loftiest building held by the 828-meter-tall Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai.Previously:
At a proposed height of 220 stories tall, Sky City is set to become the world’s tallest building. Construction is set to begin by November of this year in the Chinese city of Changsha in the province of Hunan, and the project was originally estimated to take only 90 days to complete. However, developer Broad Sustainable Building has now extended the deadline to March of 2013. Even at this pace, Sky City would set a record completion time 9 times faster than the Burj Khalifa, the globe’s current record holder. It will also cost a “mere” $628 million in contrast to Burj Khalifa’s $1.5 billion price tag....MORE
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