Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sky City, Changsha, China


You probably have heard by now about Chinese Broad Group who built a 30-story skyscraper in only 15 days last year. Now, they imagined doing something no one ever did before. To build new world's tallest building in only 3 months.


You laughed? We did too. But they are serious. Burj Dubai, current world's tallest building was under construction for 5 years. With lots of delays, problems and everything that goes with the project like this. Chinese engineers now have plans to do the same in 90 days. 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 (828-meter) to become the tallest structure in the world. At least that's what they aimed.

BSB inked an agreement last week with authorities from Wangcheng district in Changsha, where the building will stand, but the project is still waiting for approval from central government.

If they get approval, construction will start in November this year and should be done by January next year.
The key how to do it is simple. (according to BSB). They will get everything fabricated before the actual construction and then just put it together like puzzle. (They did this twice before with 30-story buildings)

Hunan-based BSB is yet to release more details of the building, such as its function, and how long it takes to manufacture all its components.

Stay tuned, we will follow closely this story and keep you informed what is going on.

For now we only have this model of how the building should look like.





Here's video showing how they built 30-story skyscraper in only 15 days!



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