China to Build World’s Tallest Building in Just 90 Days

If completed, Sky City will be the world’s tallest building. (RFE-RL)

A Chinese construction company is planning on building the world’s tallest building in just 90 days.
Voice of America reported:

A Chinese construction company is insisting that it will be able to build the world’s tallest skyscraper in a matter of weeks.

The Broad Sustainable Building corporation tells the Construction Week magazine it is confident it can complete the 220-storey building, dubbed Sky City, in just 90 days.

The group says the 838-meter structure in the south-central city of Changsha will be completed at an astonishing pace of five storeys a day, using a special method that uses prefabricated sections.

Officials say construction is expected to begin by the end of the year, but they are still waiting for Chinese government approval of the project. When completed, it will house over 31,000 people, as well as schools, hospitals, offices and other businesses.

Meanwhile in New York… They’re still working on the One World Trade Center more than 10 years after the 9-11 attacks.

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  • DecentAmerican

    Asian ingenuity, hard work, shared goals, communist….yes, but we could take a lesson or two in how they are advancing due to thei commitment to excellence, while the US is regressing due to our political correctness, where we strive for mediocrity.

    Oh, and they have no Unions.

  • Matt

    Indecent American, you are right, slave labor is cheaper.

  • Lynn

    Keep in mind, the bathroom is a shared area down the hall, not in your apartment. Think of the hell that would be raised if our public housing projects had shared bathrooms. Think of the money it would save!

  • Jean

    Quality?? Are you kidding me? Have you looked at Chinese products? Of course you have. They have flooded our markets. Junk! That is what they make, and that is what this building would be. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near this thing, let alone go into it.

  • Inquisition

    Is there a mosque nearby? What of the zoning requirements on commercial impact? Did minority firms win the bids? Are all union teams utilized? What of the CO2 impact? Might a snail darter or another protected species ve harmed?

    America is dead. Its people sold out for a handful of “free” condoms and a promise of “free” healthcare they had to buy themselves.

  • Lutz

    Slave labor can accomplish amazing things. It built the pyramids.

  • in 90 days? not if the have unions.

    one world trade center is a monument to the inefficiency of the modern american politican. they can’t do anything except confiscate the worker’s income.

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  • AuntieMadder

    Is Changsha one of China’s “ghost cities?” Maybe the planned skyscraper will be nothing but a facade.

    Why is China building eerie ‘ghost cities’?
    Google Earth photographs reveal towns completely devoid of people
    Published: 02/06/2011 at 9:51 PM

  • apodoca

    Sure they’ll build it in 90 days. I wouldn’t want to step in it though. Look at the materials and weep. Substandard. The electrical, plumbing, and such will all be substandard. The tap heads will break off if you mess with them too much. There’ll be gaps in the finishing. Don’t look too closely at it, don’t go in the back cuz it will look like a dump. Don’t have too many in the elevator.

    In America elevators can be chock full of people. Not so in China. Steel is steel in America, hard to bend. Not so in China. Then, look at the building when it’s done, and hopefully it might be level with the height of the stair treads equal and level. Don’t get blown away by Asian “ingenuity” cuz it doesn’t exist. I’ve seen them dig up and move whole huge trees and replant them elsewhere, and I thank God typhoons didn’t happen where this was done.

    After this building is built in 90 days, no one will still be able to drink water from the tap as folks can do in the USA.

  • DecentAmerican

    Lol, I don’t doubt poor quality of Chinese products, which I can guarantee is somewhere in your household now. But how do you explain their economy is revving up, and Americas is regressing? How much US debt does China own.

    Laugh at them, but due to our clown president, they are taking over the world.

  • Ghost

    90 days, hmmm do you really want to get on that elevator?

  • bigL

    like the chinese cars it will have a special option…It will fold in half upon impact…

  • squeaky

    from much earlier this year. a 30 story in 15 days………


    90 days LOL. I won’t be spending time in that propaganda building.

  • bear

    To those who extoll the virtues of “made in America,” be reminded of Three Mile Island, the WPPS (Washington Public Power System) default, the New Orleans levees, and Solyndra, among others. Regardless of the details, they were “made in America,” by Americans.

    I recall a bumper sticker years ago, which read, “The parts falling from this car are of the finest British make.”

    Excellence is not permanent. It must be continuously and relentlessly pursued.

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  • mg4us

    Agree with #1. . .

    I go to China often and yes quality does vary but have stayed in Shanghai at the Hyatt (88 story building) which tops anything I have seen here in US. . .

    Let not kid ourselves, the US Freedom Tower is a perfect example. .more than 10 years after 9-11 and still not complete. . .thanks to lawyers.

    The US needs to wake up that we are loosing our place as #1. . .
    with a newly elected third world government of incompetent radical at the helm
    Spending us into oblivion
    while stealing from the treasury for their political supporters or Obama phones and Foodstamps instead of using the money wisely to build a bigger and better infrastructure

    Remember, give a man a fish, feed him for a day
    Teach him to fish and feed him for life.

    But heck, even the Obama phone lady needs her flat panel TV and blu-ray player. . .and her Mickey-D’s!

  • Not sure I would want to be the first one in the elevator to the top floor.

  • Starvin’ Marvin

    “Remember, give a man a fish, feed him for a day
    Teach him to fish and feed him for life.”

    Horse hockey! I taught an sob how, where and when to fish… Next ting I knew the bastard was showing everyone who had a boat where my favorite fishing spot was. All I can say is don’t do it.

  • mamagriz1968

    They’ll be lucky if it’s still standing 90 days later. Not a building I would want to go into or be near.


    Will the foundation be cured enough to build in 90 days? I would think a foundation for a building that size would take at least a month to cure, possibly more.

    So does the timeline start after the foundation is cured or before?

  • Sasja

    I would love to see the floor plans. How many families will be sharing an apartment? In a city of over 7million, they do need the space.

  • Sasja

    Keep in mind, they work 24/7 and do not have to contend with labor unions and it’s pre-fab so most of the building is done off-site and assembled on-site.

  • CT

    Ridiculous nonsense presented for what purpose?

  • union proud

    Just remember, we said similar things about electronics and cars from Japan. “A TV for 10% the price of an American TV? Made in 2 hours on an assembly line cranking out millions instead of thousands? Nonsense… the thing won’t last. It’ll break. It’ll be lousy quality.”

    And we were right for a few years, until Sony, Honda, Nisan, Mitsubishi, etc. all blew past us and we never recovered. The fact is, given 21st century technology, process control, quality management, etc., we don’t need two years to build a building (let alone 11, which is a testament to the current decline and certain failure of the United States). That’s 1920s thinking. Robotics, supply chain management, modern concrete technology, modular interior tech, etc. all allow a building frame and exterior to go up with 1-2 floors a day, All of our American methods are a century behind and continue due to a governmental regulatory and unionized environment that constrains and prevents the use of such contemporary technologies.

    The USA is finished; 2012’s return of a magic Santa Claus gift redistributing president confirmed that America will never again make the hard choices necessary for competing in the world. It naively believes it can sit on its fat ass and continue to take welfare borrowed from other hard working nations, and remain secure from threats while pissing off the rest of the world as its number one deadbeat.

  • Bob

    I’d rather have a union made building.

  • raybojabo

    Where are they going to find enough bamboo for the scaffolding?

  • jim m

    Everyone is focusing on whether this project will be completed with any quality, yet they are ignoring the fact that the entire concept is flawed.

    Name just one massive government housing project in either Europe or North America that is not riddled with decay, crime and misery. The Chinese are planning to cram 31,000 people into this building. First, it is a death trap in a fire or earthquake. People will never be able to get out. Second, it will be a haven for crime. No matter what surveillance equipment you install authorities can never be there in time to stop crimes, unless the building becomes one large concentration camp, crime is going to be rampant.

    Lastly, since China has already seen alarming suicide rates in their vast factory cities, I will guarantee this place becomes a hazard for anyone walking nearby due to falling residents.


    What a dumb comment in the end of the article about about the world trade center at lease it will be safer then this commie building that nothing but a empty giant phallus!

  • Sasja

    I do take exception to America bashing. China’s not so great. All those ghost cities built have no one living, working, or shopping in them because no one can afford to. Besides they were only built, as I read somewhere, to prop up their GDP. They are also falling into disrepair. When you take into account that most of the “building” took place in a factory which, I’m sure, took more than 90 days. They will assemble the parts in 90 days; working 24/7. So big whoop!

  • Aaron

    Unions. Plain and simple. The Union Mentality is the single most destructive thing that’s ever happened to our Republic. Public or private.

  • vityas

    If it’s as good as my vacuum cleaner, parts will be falling off from the git-go.

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    When African journalists revealed the astronomical cost of the work, Zuma’s ministers turned on the whistle-blowers, saying that revealing the details of ‘top secret’ documents was illegal.

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  • I wouldn’t want to be in it or take the stairs or the elevator. Chinese make crap. Yeah this makes them look ambitious and technically savvy, but they still make crap. And as others pointed out they don’t worry about labor laws or environmental standards or job safety.

  • wtd

    As much as I despise the muslim approved rebuilding of WTC, I would be less likely to step foot inside the Chinese tower, given China’s well-earned negative reputation for wreckless abandon for quality and safety. Additionally, time is of the essence with this mega structure . . .who’s going to trust quality and safety measures were even a rational consideration under THAT insane time allotment. Besides, look at all the vacant mega cities already built . . .for what? . . .to boast ?!

  • NeoKong

    We should be ashamed that China can do that and we cannot.
    11 damn years to build one stupid sky scraper that isn’t all that impressive.

    People here can say they will use slave or that it won’t be safe or bluh blah blah but the fact remains that this could NEVER happen in the U.S. even if Barack Obama himself made it his personal mission.
    Petty politicians, local activists, community organizers, leftie judges, planning boards and union shakedown artists and greedy lawyers would siphon off hundreds of millions of dollars before the first shovel of dirt was even broken.
    What labor union would allow round the clock shifts at an increased pace…?

    People do not understand.
    China is building one of the great wonders of the world while we are building a food stamp nation.
    China is racing towards our future while we are racing towards their past.

  • gwhh

    I went to china for 3 weeks last year on vaction. EVERTHING looks new and modern from a DISTANCE but up close. Everything is crap. The building are build with any level of craftsmenship or care, everything is throw togther and made to work inside of the other way around.

    That way liberal LOVE china. Escpically, Berry. He loves there new harbor, airports, etc. Talks about them all the time. That because they think jusst like him.

    Who cares if it actually works (berry oil plan, obama care, etc) as longs as it LOOKS good and feels good.

  • MJ

    China is the new America thanks to OBAMA

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  • squeaky

    “Besides they were only built, as I read somewhere, to prop up their GDP. They are also falling..”
    during the olympics there was mention of fake facades to cover up dilapidated buildings. just a few short 4 years ago obama praised china’s infrastructure [cough sputter]…

  • Flintstone F.


    Relax. It’s China. It’s made of rubber bands and paper. You obviously need to learn something about building codes and safety if you think a building like that is a realistic accomplishment in that span of time.

    This is the country that had people waving leaf fans outside to disperse the smog during the Olympics so that the runners could breathe.

    This is the country with a population the size of the US living in abject poverty.

    Facade. Smoke and mirrors.

    And *Poof* she’s gone:

  • NeoKong

    #44 November 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Yeah….You keep telling yourself that.

  • amr

    Having worked in heavy construction for decades, I saw where we had to cut out Chinese pipe because the castings were full of voids. We caught it when we radiographed the welds where our pipe was mated to the Chinese pipe. This pipe would have carried high pressure steam and WHEN it failed it would have been disastrous. The Chinese quality control, as with many 3rd world countries, is horrible. Cheap is not, in the long run, better. Unfortunately, the West is having the 3rd world manufacture what we used to do ourselves and we are receiving inferior products as a result; but, hey, they are cheap and support our standard of living. Well, in the short term, until our deficits catch up with us.

  • Patty

    Meanwhile in New York… They’re still working on the One World Trade Center more than 10 years after the 9-11 attacks.

    That is sad but the construction materials being use to build the new tower here are world better than that of China’s. At least I am hopeful and I don’t intend to make a trip to China anytime soon and I wouldn’t want to step foot in a Building that huge that was built in 90 days.

    That said, why has it taken so long to build NYC towers:

    After 9/11, it took nearly a year and a half for the city to even decide upon a rebuilding plan.

    In fact, the first attempt at such a plan had to be completely scrapped. In July 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC) — the agency that oversees the World Trade Center’s redevelopment — released six proposals for how to rebuild the site. They were bland, largely uniform structures that maximized office space to generate as much revenue as possible (estimated at the time to be $120 million a year). For the most famous construction site in the U.S., the plans showed surprisingly little creativity or forethought. And so, the LMDC tried again. An international competition was held, and in February 2003, a Polish-American architect named Daniel Libeskind was awarded the project for designing a very tall, asymmetrical skyscraper that would come to be known as the Freedom Tower.

    others reasons for taking so long to build WTC are: A few reasons

    1. It went through a lot of revisions. Look at some of the original renderings. They look nothing alike.
    2. The mess to clean
    3. The period of grief to overcome
    4. It’s under a train station. That had ho be settled first
    5. It’s very intricate. They are building several towers, a train station’s entrance, a memorial and a shopping mall
    6. And, of course, to get clearances from the city
    7. Transportation and purchase of materials

  • Patty

    China is regulating like America is. And Breathe the air from that building, could be better then what the people below are breathing in.

  • Patty

    isn’t not is.

  • UpChuck.Liberals

    Any bets as to when it’s going to be the largest pile of rubble?

  • midusdew

    talk is cheap just like everything made in china….

  • shadow

    Laugh at them, but due to our clown president, they are taking over the world.

    I wondered how long it would take for someone to blame Obama. 12 posts, I admire the restraint.

  • Teddy

    Does the name “Titanic” ring a bell?

  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    If we could just streamline the kickbacks, payoffs, bribes, slush funds, crony disbursements, and political handouts, we could do this too. Get Rahm on this.

  • Joanne

    Just think how fast China will be able to refurbish their factories into ones that produce weapons….hah! ….and how long it would take the U.S. in comparison.

  • Obama’s Speech Coach

    Thomas Friedman over at the New York Times loves the Chinese, so all of you should, too…

    Mind you, I won’t step into their whole darn country; but that’s just me and my irrational fear of being killed by shoddy Chinese products…

  • douglas scroggs

    hurry and unionize china, they will stay in the dark ages forever…

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  • Tom

    Pointless speed is dangerous. The schedule will drive the projects, corners will be cut, and safety concerns will be ignored. Let’s hope, for the sake of those who may occupy this building, that the company won’t achieve this record while erecting this monument, which is, by the way, monumentally ugly.

  • Tom

    I predict it will be a monument to overweening pride, nationalism, and the failure of human beings to learn from the past.