The worlds tallest building being built in 90 days?

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  1. Duck Rodgers

    Duck Rodgers Well-Known Member

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

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    https://gizmodo.com/5962070/china-will-build-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-in-just-90-days

    They have done 30 stories in 15 days before apparently:

    https://gizmodo.com/5873962/amazing-timelapse-of-30+story-building-made-in-only-360-hours

    [video=youtube;Hdpf-MQM9vY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Hdpf-MQM9vY[/video]


    China.
     
  2. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    I thought PKM was building in St. George?

    Even he's going to China now... ouch.
     
  3. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    *Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line

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  4. nightmare3983

    nightmare3983 First BF League CHAMP Contributor

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    220 floors in 90 days is 2.44 floors per day. Call me skeptical on this one.
     
  5. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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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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  6. The Thriller

    The Thriller Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  7. candrew

    candrew Well-Known Member

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    Remember that crane dangling from the skyscraper in NYC during the hurricane?

    Made in China.
     
  8. Duck Rodgers

    Duck Rodgers Well-Known Member

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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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    infection Well-Known Member

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    In other news, Greg Miller unveiled plans Tuesday for giving a new look to the ESA.

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  10. Duck Rodgers

    Duck Rodgers Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^ Mitt Romney as the new GM?
     
  11. PatKaleb

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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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