Firm Plans to Build World's Tallest Building ... in 90 Days
Chinese company plans prefab 'Sky City'
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2012 1:00 AM CST
An artist's impression of the proposed 'Sky City.'   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – A Chinese company is planning to make the world's tallest building sprout from the central city of Changsha as fast as a magic beanstalk. Broad Sustainable Building says that after construction begins on its Sky City project early next year, the 2,749-foot-tall tower will be completed in just 90 days, the New York Daily News reports. Workers assembling prefabricated blocks of the building will add up to five floors a day, the firm said.

The tower, which the company says will house thousands of people as well as a hotel and a hospital, will be at least 10 feet taller than Dubai's Burj Khalifa, which took more than five years to build. Plenty of skeptics doubt the company will be able to finish the 220-story tower on time, though it successfully built a 30-story tower in 15 days last year and put up a 15-story hotel in just 48 hours in 2010.

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Nov 26, 2012 10:01 PM CST
Considering Chinese safety standards and their propensity for using shoddy building material, I pity anyone who decides to stands under this thing.
Nov 26, 2012 8:26 PM CST
Lead, follow or get out of the way!!! Here come the Chinese. Instead of being afraid, why do'nt we follow suit?
Nov 26, 2012 6:44 PM CST
while we have become a old empire locked in maintaining the status quo, Asia (china) are the new inovators, they are creating the future. consider the cost savings. They are building the cities of the future for the next 200 years. But we do have the most and best military bases the world has ever seen