After setting a record of building Burj Khalifa, a 30-storey hotel in 15 days, China has again attempted to complete a big project — this time a skyscraper in just 90 days.
Yes, that’s right! China plans to build the tallest skyscraper in the world by the end of March 2013.
Standing 2,749 feet high, Sky City, as it is to be called, will have a total of 220 floors. If they really can keep up to their word, that will result in building five floors per day.
Sky City will be located near the Xiangjang River in Changsha City. Residents both rich and poor will be able to have a place in this building since 83% of the space is intended to be used for residential purposes. The remaining space will be reserved for offices, shops, restaurants, and so on.
China also claims that the building will be able to resist earthquakes up to a 9.0 magnitude and will be able to resist fire for the first three hours. It will also be energy efficient with the use of four-paned windows, thermal insulation, and novel air conditioning techniques.
How amazing is that? I’m looking forward to seeing it done!