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(C|Net)   11 million square feet of space, 220 stories high, 2,749 feet tall... To be built in 90 days. Welcome to Sky City   (news.cnet.com ) divider line
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6211 clicks; posted to Geek » on 20 Nov 2012 at 12:38 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-20 05:52:15 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Sure, with enough 3D printers everything is possible.


Is it? I've always wanted a nice, big globe. Maybe 1:1 scale. Steven Wright would approve.
 
2012-11-20 06:29:08 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Thelyphthoric: SearchN: Thelyphthoric: 220 stories slapped together in 90 days? You couldn't pay me to step foot in 2,749 feet near that, let alone go to the top.

FTFY.

Ha, you're right. How do you say "Timber!" in the local Chinese dialect?

GODZIRRA!!!!

/yeah I know
//I KNOW


Ha! I actually laughed out loud for once. Nice.
 
2012-11-20 07:03:34 PM  

fustanella: Hey, I want to live in Urban Monad 1.

/obscure


Man, that was a terrible book.
 
2012-11-20 08:47:47 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Some 'Splainin' To Do: entropic_existence: The whole reason they are claiming these ridiculously low construction times is by using pre-fabricated components, but then not including the time it takes to construct the components. Sorry guys, but construction time spent building your modules is still construction time, you don't just get to claim your assembly time.

I don't know if that's fair. We don't normally consider the time it takes to forge the steel or other prep-work in construction, do we? I would think that 90 days would represent the time on site.

I draw the line at the point that raw materials are actually being used to construct parts of the architectural plans. Otherwise, it would be sort of like house-movers moving a house from point A to point B, then saying "we built it in ONE DAY!!!".


This
 
2012-11-20 10:02:16 PM  
Kinda sounds like they got the idea from reading Judge Dredd...
 
2012-11-21 01:09:44 AM  
This is why you never hear the phrase "Fine Chinese Crafmanship."
 
2012-11-21 01:31:40 AM  

entropic_existence: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Some 'Splainin' To Do: entropic_existence: The whole reason they are claiming these ridiculously low construction times is by using pre-fabricated components, but then not including the time it takes to construct the components. Sorry guys, but construction time spent building your modules is still construction time, you don't just get to claim your assembly time.

I don't know if that's fair. We don't normally consider the time it takes to forge the steel or other prep-work in construction, do we? I would think that 90 days would represent the time on site.

I draw the line at the point that raw materials are actually being used to construct parts of the architectural plans. Otherwise, it would be sort of like house-movers moving a house from point A to point B, then saying "we built it in ONE DAY!!!".

This


I have this argument at work with conversion guys (converting legacy systems to ours.) They constantly claim ridiculous times... but they only count how long it took to go into our new database. They never count extract time from the old system, nor, as relevant to this thread, the weeks spent afterward running cleanup scripts and manual data fixes. This cleanup time because they shut off all checks and dump data in the DB instead of running it through normal processing... with data validation and whatnot.

\Admittedly, 5 stories a day is still impressive when going as high as they are, regardless of how much is pre-fabbed.
\\Start a pool about how long it takes during construction for a structural failure? Or if it makes it up, how long it stays that way?
 
2012-11-21 02:49:19 AM  

dualplains: that1guy77: Stile4aly: The architect is either an authentic whacko or a certified genius. The whole building is like a huge antenna for pulling in concentrated psychokinetic energy!

I don't know why, but what you said reminds me of that excited-panicky scientist from Back to the Future.

You never studied.


Different people take up different studies. Pound sand, fatty.
 
2012-11-21 03:16:47 AM  
I wonder what you'd look like if you jumped off from the top of that without a parachute.
 
2012-11-21 07:56:47 AM  
Man, that's a big ass-building.

If they plan to start putting the 'lego pieces' together soon, that means a large amount of them must have been prefabricated already, right? If so, then unlike many construction projects that stall before beginning, it seems there is incentive to go ahead with this because big chunks of the building will have been built already.
 
2012-11-21 08:04:48 AM  
Sky city, meet Kingdom Tower. 3300ft/1km high. When it comes to tall, you're just not going to top a rich, crazy arab with serious compensation issues.

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2012-11-21 09:49:57 AM  
Totally compensates for small Wang.
 
2012-11-21 01:52:29 PM  

Virtuoso80: Sky city, meet Kingdom Tower. 3300ft/1km high. When it comes to tall, you're just not going to top a rich, crazy arab with serious compensation issues.


That is one seriously cool looking skyscraper. I'm all for arcology type buildings as opposed to further sprawl that consumes the globe. I just wish America could still build cool buildings. The Empire State building was built in a year, and it's still standing strong.
 
2012-11-21 02:52:30 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: protectyourlimbs: The things you can accomplish without unions...

...and health and safety standards and building standards and construction inspections and proper waste disposal...

As a side note, I always laugh at the "unions can't get things done fast" meme. Bets? 100% union labor, target time 6 months, actual time 66 days.


SacriliciousBeerSwiller: protectyourlimbs: The things you can accomplish without unions...

So what you're saying is, you think communist China is preferable to the United States?

Gotcha. So you like hyper-socialist governments over mere socialist organizations.


was a joke guys, no need to picket me....
 
2012-11-22 12:18:41 PM  
I bet they spend all of the first afternoon on the job looking at plans & specs.

Anybody in commercial/industrial construction will tell you this is ludicrous. They must have prefabricated the hell out of that building elsewhere and are just moving entire floors to the new location
 
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