It all started simple enough.
Six days. That’s how long it took to build this level 9 Earthquake-resistant, sound-proofed, thermal-insulated 15-story hotel in Changsha, complete with everything, from the cabling to three-pane windows. The foundations were already built, but it’s just impressive.
While still in basking in the glow of success the same group decided to up the stakes a little …
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!
For those too lazy to click, the magic here is that the building is pre-fab. Not so much like a trailer but more like a very cool and very complicated erector set. There’s video at the second link.
If this project goes off it will be time to seriously think — or re-think — about how we build things. This technology appears to be something incredible. Something we should be using here.