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Posted: 11/21/2012 12:34:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 12:34:59 AM EST by Tony-Ri]

http://gizmodo.com/5962070/china-will-build-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-in-just-90-days?popular=true
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 days—which yes, is still standing and in perfect working condition. (http://gizmodo.com/5873962/amazing-timelapse-of-30+story-building-made-in-only-360-hours)

Foundation work is beginning at the end of the month, once the Chinese authorities give the final go ahead to the project.
...


So, who wants to bet it won't survive the first big quake?

By the way, the company's headquarters look like a Bond villian's secret lair!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:38:47 AM EST
eff that
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:40:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By emopunker2004:
eff that


Modular buildings have been done before, but not to this scale.

Here's them doing that hotel:
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:44:41 AM EST
91 days till china reports major "earthquake" has leveled tallest building in the world
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:51:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 12:53:14 AM EST by emopunker2004]
I believe it's doable, but no way in hell i'd willingly go into that thing. Not to mention, 30 floors in 15 days = 2 floors a day. 220 floors in 90 days = almost 2.5 floors a day. Either they got better or they are taking more shortcuts.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:51:24 AM EST
The same folks who built these? Yeah, you won't catch my ass in one.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:54:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By elcope:
The same folks who built these? Yeah, you won't catch my ass in one.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01432/china_1432267c.jpg
To be fair that building is strong as a mother fucker, it fell over and is in one piece. the foundation is another story.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:57:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By Riply21:

Originally Posted By elcope:
The same folks who built these? Yeah, you won't catch my ass in one.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01432/china_1432267c.jpg
To be fair that building is strong as a mother fucker, it fell over and is in one piece. the foundation is another story.



It's in one piece because they put the foundation in sand.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:00:14 AM EST


When that thing crumbles the resulting crash will shift the earth's axis.


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:14:32 AM EST
Tallest one day, longest the next?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:18:00 AM EST
Hell, it wont survive the first gust of wind.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:31:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By j3_:
Tallest one day, longest the next?

Too funny.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:32:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 1:36:52 AM EST by GoVol98]
Jenga !!!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:41:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 1:42:19 AM EST by FreeFloater]
Does it meet code?
Whose code?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 1:44:03 AM EST
Sounds like a bad idea but if they actually pull it off the project manager deserves a nice big bonus check but it's china so he'll probably just get extra rice. Meeting that time line even with modular construction is going to be a logistics nightmare most people can't even fathom.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:28:59 AM EST
I hope they have the good sense to put cameras on it so we can get good footage of it going over.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:30:41 AM EST
Harbor Freight Tower
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:33:57 AM EST
Up in 90 days, down in 90 seconds.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:35:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By Tony-Ri:
Originally Posted By emopunker2004:
eff that


Modular buildings have been done before, but not to this scale.

Here's them doing that hotel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdpf-MQM9vY


FAKE! That camera is speeded up!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:52:27 AM EST
Breaking news...world's tallest building built in 90 days falls to ground 1 day after being built.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:53:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:55:24 AM EST
Death trap.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:55:57 AM EST
what could go wrong
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:57:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Riply21:

Originally Posted By elcope:
The same folks who built these? Yeah, you won't catch my ass in one.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01432/china_1432267c.jpg
To be fair that building is strong as a mother fucker, it fell over and is in one piece. the foundation is another story.



+1

I'd like to know how they can secure the foundation and cure it in time to support the weight of even an empty bulding more than a few stories tall? Piered into bedrock maybe?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:00:11 AM EST
90 days to put it up. 90 seconds for it to fall down.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:03:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By CWS1911:
Harbor Freight Tower


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:06:53 AM EST
So what is the over/under on construction deaths?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:08:47 AM EST
Bring them over here to finish the Freedom Towers.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:09:00 AM EST
Holy shit, their HQ looks like an illuminati lair
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:11:42 AM EST
I can set up a trailer in one day or build a house in a couple months. Which one would be nicer?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:17:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:19:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:24:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Helldog40:
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Bring them over here to finish the Freedom Towers.



Last I looked, 1WTC was going fine...


Oppsie....I must have trampled on a feel good.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:37:17 AM EST
What's with the pyramid?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:47:08 AM EST
From the article:

The structure will be able to house 31,400 people of both "high and low income communities". The company says that the residential area will use 83-percent of the building, while the rest will be offices, schools, hospitals, shops and restaurants. People will move up and down using 104 high speed elevators.


Sounds like they're building a vertical Detroit.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:48:27 AM EST
They sure are getting good at building ugly Shit.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:48:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hatemachine:
Sounds like a bad idea but if they actually pull it off the project manager deserves a nice big bonus check but it's china so he'll probably just get extra rice. Meeting that time line even with modular construction is going to be a logistics nightmare most people can't even fathom.


My guess would be they will have everything staged and inspected prior to beginning construction.

If it were me, I'd basically have each floors worth of materials staged in its own lot and have full time crews loading and trucking the materials to the site, where the floor being worked on and the next floors materials would be dropped off. As they complete one floor, the would switch to the next floors staging area, and the trucks would begin unloading the floor after that.

A full time machine shop would be on-site at the staging area to fabricate replacements for anything that gets damaged in transit.

It would be expensive, but with well coordinated managers after the first 2-3 floors it's basically a routine that everyone woul fall into.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 3:59:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By CWS1911:
Harbor Freight Tower


ha ha
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:01:57 AM EST
The mongolians will come and knock it down the Sh*tty skyscraper.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:03:06 AM EST


That won't end well.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:05:33 AM EST
Is this their backup plan for when the dam breaks? Drop that monster in the river as a stop-gap?

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:07:01 AM EST
i'm sure the pre-fab will take a lot longer i assume?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:08:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By RRA_223:
Originally Posted By Riply21:

Originally Posted By elcope:
The same folks who built these? Yeah, you won't catch my ass in one.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01432/china_1432267c.jpg
To be fair that building is strong as a mother fucker, it fell over and is in one piece. the foundation is another story.



+1

I'd like to know how they can secure the foundation and cure it in time to support the weight of even an empty bulding more than a few stories tall? Piered into bedrock maybe?


See the above pic of the apartment building that pulled it's foundation clear out of the ground!

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:09:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
i'm sure the pre-fab will take a lot longer i assume?


Not if it's anything like the manufactured (pre-fab) homes my company builds. Basically they can put a house together on a prepared site in 2 days, and that isn't around the clock. It takes longer to do the inspections than it does to construct them.

They are really nice houses too. They are actually rated better for hurricanes than stick-built or block construction homes.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:10:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By CWS1911:
Harbor Freight Tower


LOL!

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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:11:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By elcope:
The same folks who built these? Yeah, you won't catch my ass in one.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01432/china_1432267c.jpg

that never happened here in the US

when i was in MT, i never saw anything higher than 3 stories
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:13:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hatemachine:
Sounds like a bad idea but if they actually pull it off the project manager deserves a nice big bonus check but it's china so he'll probably just get extra rice.

And put against a wall the day after it falls.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:32:27 AM EST
I read up on that fucking thing

what a stupid and pointless idea

As the world's most elite and high speed low drag structural engineer, I can assure you that that thing is going to be a gigantic waste of money

Skyscrapers are not the most efficient structures, there is a lot of extra cost associated with them. Gigantic skyscrapers double down on that.

this concept applies to everything

if you asked aircraft designer what the most efficient airliner is, he wouldn't say one that had 40 engines and carried 20,000 people at a time


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:36:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By HullBreach:
Originally Posted By Hatemachine:
Sounds like a bad idea but if they actually pull it off the project manager deserves a nice big bonus check but it's china so he'll probably just get extra rice. Meeting that time line even with modular construction is going to be a logistics nightmare most people can't even fathom.


My guess would be they will have everything staged and inspected prior to beginning construction.

If it were me, I'd basically have each floors worth of materials staged in its own lot and have full time crews loading and trucking the materials to the site, where the floor being worked on and the next floors materials would be dropped off. As they complete one floor, the would switch to the next floors staging area, and the trucks would begin unloading the floor after that.

A full time machine shop would be on-site at the staging area to fabricate replacements for anything that gets damaged in transit.

It would be expensive, but with well coordinated managers after the first 2-3 floors it's basically a routine that everyone woul fall into.


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:38:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By elcope:
The same folks who built these? Yeah, you won't catch my ass in one.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01432/china_1432267c.jpg

that never happened here in the US

when i was in MT, i never saw anything higher than 3 stories



Could you please post up some pictures of the high rise apt buildings lying on their side here in the USA?

why would you expect to see a high rise building in MT?

you build stuff like that when there's no land to build something more efficient. probably not an issue in MT. manhattan island is a slightly different story

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 4:48:59 AM EST
Another vanity project, like the high speed trains and highways.
They are suppposed to show the world that China is first world player, then they fall over/down.
Plus, they are all built using borrowed money.
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