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Chinese to build world’s tallest building in 90 days! (From our “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” file)

A Chinese construction company has announced plans to build the world’s tallest skyscraper in China’s Hunan province in just 90 days.

According to numerous media outlets, including London’s Daily Mail and the Huffington Post, the new skyscraper planned for the city of Changsha will be a 220 story structure topping out at 2,749 feet. The new building will reportedly house hotels, hospitals and schools, as well as office and residential space. For comparison, the current record holder for the world’s tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai UAE, standing at 2722 feet. (The tallest building in the U.S. is the Sears Tower in Chicago, which reaches a paltry 1451 feet in height!)

However, the most ambitious aspect of the plan is the construction schedule. The builder, Broad Sustainable Building, will use advanced prefabricated modular technology that will allow the company to complete construction of the project in just 90 days. The technology has already been employed on at least 20 other modular structures in China, including a 30 story hotel completed by Broad earlier this year in just 15 days.

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Construction of the record-breaking skyscraper is slated to begin by the end of December 2012, and completed by the end of March 2013.

Read more details on the Chinese skyscraper plan are available at the website for the U.K. Daily Mail newspaper.

 

 

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