Remember this? The world’s fastest-built skyscrapers


The wording that ‘nothing is impossible in China’ seems so correct when you take a deeper look at these videos.

This 15-storey hotel, based in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, China, was constructed in a little less than one week (imagine 6 full days). The hotel was opened in 2010.

And, another record was accomplished: a 30-storey hotel, built in the same city as mentioned above, was completed in a little longer than two weeks (‘merely’ 15 full days). The building was made to public in 2011, only approximately one year after the building described above.

As though unsatisfied with the self-record-breaking attempts, Broad Group, the Chinese real estate  behemoth behind this hoop-la, is planning to build the world’s tallest skyscraper (slated to be nearly 840 meters high, somewhat taller than its 820-meter sister, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai) in only 90 days.

That shindig stirabout you read on previous paragraph was last reported on February 2013 in Forbes. No progress is then ever noticed. Or it ain’t that fast.

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2 thoughts on “Remember this? The world’s fastest-built skyscrapers

  1. Fast does not always mean stable. I am not always confident that these quick builds could withstand something as slight as a wind storm, let alone an earthquake!

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