Chinese Company Plans To Build The World’s Tallest Building…In Just 90 Days
June 18, 2012 Leave a Comment
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the world’s tallest building, and it took almost five years to construct. A Chinese construction company plans to build a taller building, and they plan to do it in just 90 days.
The Broad Sustainable Building company plans to build the Sky City building 10 meters higher than the Burj Khalifa. The 220-story Sky City building will cost around $628 million to construct, considerably lower than the Burj Khalifa which cost an estimated $1.5 billion.
The building is slated for completion in January 2013, and will be used for luxury apartments, low income housing, and also space for business and retail. The building will be earthquake resistant and feature 31 high-speed elevators to take visitors to the upper-level observation decks.
The BSB company is no stranger to constructing buildings at near light-speed, in May of this year they constructed a three-story building in nine days. They have also built a 30-story hotel in just 15 days.
Here is a time lapse video of the 30-story building being built in just 15 days:
The BSB plans to complete the construction as fast as possible using a proprietary prefabrication technique. The project has already received approval from the local government, and once they get the green light from the central government, the construction of Sky City will begin.
via Business Insider