China is planning to build the tallest skyscraper in the world in just 90 days. With five floors being built per day, Sky City will have a total of 220 floors by March 2013.
A feat like this in such a short amount of time may sound dangerous but it’s being built by the same firm that built a 30-story hotel in just 15 days– which is still standing!
How is building a skyscraper so fast even possible? Sky City’s engineers are planning to use prefabricated modular technology developed by Broad Sustainable Building, the company that built that 30-story hotel.
China is planning to make Sky City 2, 749 feet tall, using a total 220,000 tons of steel. Most of the building will be dedicated to a residential area, but there are plans to use the rest of the building for offices, schools, hospitals, shop, and restaurants. The residential section alone will be able to house about 31,400 people. Imagine how long it would take to go up and down. Luckily for the residents, there will be 104 high speed elevators available.
But space isn’t all this building has to offer. Apart from being incredibly energy efficient, engineers claim that Sky City will be able to withstand earthquakes of a 9.0 magnitude and be fire-resistant for up to three hours.
Construction will begin by the Xiangjian River in Changsha at the end of November 2012. Let’s see how great this building is in March 2013.
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