Thursday, June 14, 2012

UPDATED--China Plans to Build World's Tallest Building in Just 90 Days

Update: "China's Plan for the World's Tallest Building: The Rest of the Story"
Original post:
From CNN Shanghai:
A Hunan-based construction company aims to build an 838-meter skyscraper and do it in just three months 

world's tallest building 
Reach for the sky: the world's tallest buildings, once the 838-meter Sky City is completed, projected for January 2013.
It took Dubai more than five years to build the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (for the moment, anyway).

But Chinese architects and engineers reckon they need a mere 90 days to leave the Emiratis in the dust.
At least, that's what they've claimed.

Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), a construction company based in Hunan, is planning to erect an 838-meter building called Sky City (天空城市) later this year in Changsha, the provincial capital of Hunan Province.

Projected cost for the building is RMB 4 billion (US$628 million).

Once completed, the 220-story structure will surpass Burj Khalifa to become the tallest structure in the world....MORE
I'm guessing they won't be using the bamboo scaffolding that Hong Kong is famous for:
Workers construct bamboo scaffolding at a building site on Hong Kong island on November 29, 2010 in Hong Kong, China. Bamboo is used in nearly all building construction in Hong Kong. It is used mainly due its strength, flexibility and low cost and is found in abundance in nearby mainland China.
Bamboo Scaffolding Used For Construction In Hong Kong