China skyscraper Sky City to be built in 90 days, dubbed as new world’s tallest buildingBy Angel Cuala on Nov 22, 2012 in Amazing, Asia, Business •
Sky City, a China skyscraper, is to be built in Changsha in Hunan Province within 90 days or three months. It will be dubbed as the new world’s tallest building since it will be 32 ft taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the current tallest building in the world, which is now standing at 2,717 feet tall and was built in five years.
China skyscraper Sky City (Artist sketch)
Image Credit: Broad.com
As noted at Sky News on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) a wholly owned subsidiary of Broad Group, a Chinese-based construction company, recently announced its plan to build the world’s tallest skyscraper, in 3 months, which will be standing at 2,749 ft (838m).
According to the report, the China skyscraper will have a construction area of one million square meters and 220 floors, which will include hotels, hospitals, office space, and schools for 4,600 students. Around 83% will be for residential use that will be occupied by nearly 17,400 people or 31,400 people all in all.
In addition, BSB claimed that Sky City will be able to withstand a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and will be fire-resistant for up to 15 minutes, adding that 200,000 tons of steel will be used to complete the entire height of the said building, which will be a mini town once completed.
“We have not issued any press statement on this and it will go on as planned…we have not said anything about 210 days,” Broad Group senior VP Juliet Jiang was recently quoted at ConstructionWeekOnline.com, adding that the completion of five storeys a day will go on as planned, from January 2013 to March 2013.
As of this writing, BSB is still waiting for the government’s approval, but will reportedly cost around $628 million, with an estimated cost of $1500 per square meter, much cheaper than Burj Khalifa‘s $1.5 billion, or around $4500 per square meter. BRB also built a 30-storey hotel in just 15 days or 360 hours, back in 2011.
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