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    The worlds tallest building being built in 90 days?

    Thought this was pretty cool, don't know if they'll actually pull it off:



    http://gizmodo.com/5962070/china-wil...n-just-90-days

    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.
    They have done 30 stories in 15 days before apparently:

    http://gizmodo.com/5873962/amazing-t...only-360-hours




    China.

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    I thought PKM was building in St. George?

    Even he's going to China now... ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzSpazz View Post
    Never bet* with a Sicilian when death is on the line!
    *Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line

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    "Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality. I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. Im afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare... If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things that wed like to do but cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them." --C.S. Lewis
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    220 floors in 90 days is 2.44 floors per day. Call me skeptical on this one.

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    Probably no union workers on that job - huh?

    Don't know why all you right wingers are bothering with the bureaucratic headaches associated with secession - you can just move to China!

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    Can't wait to see it implode on itself after they use faulty welding (substituted for crappy Chinese chewing gum), cancer-giving insulation, lead paint, and backwards wiring. But that's okay because they built it fast! The building itself was made out of straws. But boy, didn't they construct those straws quickly?!

    A building that is going to have soooo many stories better damn well be built to be strong and to last not built for speed. I'd suspect a lot of crappy construction on this one. Combine that with it being Chinese... Yeah, any doubt has now been eliminated.

    The only question is, how long will it take us to learn of it's failure (since, obviously their government will never let any media report the implosion) and just how many thousands of employees are going to perish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thriller View Post
    Can't wait to see it implode on itself after they use faulty welding (substituted for crappy Chinese chewing gum), cancer-giving insulation, lead paint, and backwards wiring. But that's okay because they built it fast! The building itself was made out of straws. But boy, didn't they construct those straws quickly?!
    Remember that crane dangling from the skyscraper in NYC during the hurricane?

    Made in China.

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    The real issue is not structural integrity....it's that this type of thing catches on and Chinese cities become even blander than they really are. That building is ugly.

    Still, it's cool. This one building is cool. The timeframe is cool. It won't be cool if they throw up 100 more of them in the coming years.
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    In other news, Greg Miller unveiled plans Tuesday for giving a new look to the ESA.


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    ^^^^ Mitt Romney as the new GM?

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    I definitely hope the engineers are in charge of this project and not a bunch of politicians. All of the engineers I have known are passionate about design, efficiency, and safety but you never know who is really running the show.
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