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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 65
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2012-11-20 11:03:58 AM  
This I want to see.........
 
2012-11-20 12:29:12 PM  
FTA: Additionally, designers plan to implement multiple school systems in the skyscraper, as well as offices, retail shops, restaurants, and hospitals.

No, thanks. I'd prefer to live my life outside of a building and I don't care for elevators. Then again, considering China's pollution, maybe this isn't such a bad idea.
 
2012-11-20 12:41:18 PM  
yes, well...good luck with that.
 
2012-11-20 12:41:56 PM  
220 stories slapped together in 90 days? You couldn't pay me to step foot in that, let alone go to the top.
 
2012-11-20 12:51:55 PM  
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.
 
2012-11-20 12:54:47 PM  
svtim.es
 
2012-11-20 12:56:53 PM  
Also, might I had...HELL NO!
 
2012-11-20 12:59:45 PM  
Speed + Chinese usually equals bad.
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-11-20 01:01:34 PM  
Good luck getting your inspections that quickly...oh you probably are just cutting them a check for that.
 
2012-11-20 01:09:27 PM  
I read that headline in Gob's voice.
 
2012-11-20 01:09:36 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Speed + Chinese usually equals bad.
[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]


Yep, came here to mention exactly that building. We'll see how this looks in April.

Mark Ratner: FTA: Additionally, designers plan to implement multiple school systems in the skyscraper, as well as offices, retail shops, restaurants, and hospitals.

No, thanks. I'd prefer to live my life outside of a building and I don't care for elevators. Then again, considering China's pollution, maybe this isn't such a bad idea.


I don't have anything against the idea; it seems like a natural evolution of urban structure and social arrangement. I imagine the penthouse views from the top would be pretty breath-taking as well.
 
2012-11-20 01:10:34 PM  
Check your lease because you're living in F&#$ City.
 
2012-11-20 01:16:17 PM  
Hey, I want to live in Urban Monad 1.

/obscure
 
2012-11-20 01:20:06 PM  
Why not just name it Vervunhive?
 
2012-11-20 01:20:26 PM  
trucks or trains running day and night for 90 days couldn't even possibly get all the materials there needed to to build it. i'm calling B.S. This would be an engineering marvel just to complete, period, so even if they get it up in 90 days, good luck renting out that space. You'd need to be an idiot to step foot in it.
 
2012-11-20 01:21:53 PM  
meh...doesn't look that big.

www.wtv-zone.com
 
2012-11-20 01:23:36 PM  
for all of you naysayers...these guys are good...really good. Probably the best in the world.
 
2012-11-20 01:26:17 PM  
That's a whole lot of Chinese drywall.
 
2012-11-20 01:32:56 PM  

thecpt: Good luck getting your inspections that quickly...oh you probably are just cutting them a check for thatletting them live for that.

 
2012-11-20 01:38:05 PM  
I'd be okay with this except that China's record with building standards is terrible. Add on the pressure of getting it done in 90 days, and you're just asking for a collapse or other disaster.
 
2012-11-20 01:40:01 PM  
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!
 
2012-11-20 01:48:18 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-20 01:51:21 PM  
*reads headline*
"China?"
*Clicks link*
"Yep!"

Good luck to anyone who happens to be in the area when it falls.

/Yes, when.
 
2012-11-20 02:03:04 PM  
Don't stop at 2749 feet...that's not quite geosynchronous orbit.
 
2012-11-20 02:03:41 PM  

Nuclear Monk: Speed + Chinese usually equals bad.
[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x388]


Came here to post that image. Though by the looks of it, it'll just collapse into itself.

Article does make me wish the Chicago Spire had been built. America has lost its architectural balls.
 
2012-11-20 02:06:18 PM  

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 mean Gandalf?
 
2012-11-20 02:13:42 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: 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 mean Gandalf?


Exactly. I slipped into a food coma and was even too lazy to use Google.
 
2012-11-20 02:31:30 PM  

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!


Lighten Up, Eagon.
 
2012-11-20 02:45:31 PM  
How do we filter out the teases? We don't let them in. This goes for the guys, too. Because sometimes the guys are tapped out. But check your lease, man. Because you're living in fark City!
 
2012-11-20 03:17:15 PM  
90 days. Egyptians could build a pyramid in 15 years. Oh, and New Yorkers - How's that Freedom Tower coming?
 
2012-11-20 03:17:22 PM  

Grapple: 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!

Lighten Up, Eagon.


There is no Egon, only Zuul.
 
2012-11-20 03:25:12 PM  

Stile4aly: Grapple: 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!

Lighten Up, Eagon.

There is no Egon, only Zuul.


It's in the hole!
 
2012-11-20 03:29:24 PM  
Dear China,

You may want to let the Arab states claim the tallest building record. Just saying.
 
2012-11-20 03:36:42 PM  

bootman: Why not just name it Vervunhive?


If it means we get Gaunt and the Tanith first, I'm all for it.
 
2012-11-20 03:38:13 PM  
The things you can accomplish without unions...
 
2012-11-20 03:47:02 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-20 03:53:12 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-20 03:53:46 PM  
They could go even faster if they start at the top and build down.
 
2012-11-20 03:56:00 PM  
The ninety day claim seems disingenuous at the best. The entire shell of the building might be done in ninety days. But does that include site and foundation work? Does it include core mechanical, electrical, and plumbing? Does it include interior fit out? Even if they get the shell up in ninety days I would assume at least 6 months of time after that before anyone is moving in.
 
2012-11-20 04:06:46 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-20 04:10:42 PM  
Here's a video on the production/construction process and the building of the 30 story version. Sorry for the wimp.com link, it was all I could find.
 
2012-11-20 04:11:06 PM  

Elfich: The ninety day claim seems disingenuous at the best. The entire shell of the building might be done in ninety days. But does that include site and foundation work? Does it include core mechanical, electrical, and plumbing? Does it include interior fit out? Even if they get the shell up in ninety days I would assume at least 6 months of time after that before anyone is moving in.


Nevermind the time to pre-fabricate the pieces which are the very basis for the quick build time. Construction performed off-site is still construction.
 
2012-11-20 04:32:25 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-20 04:42:58 PM  

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?
 
2012-11-20 05:01:21 PM  

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
 
2012-11-20 05:10:09 PM  

whither_apophis: Dear China,

You may want to let the Arab states claim the tallest building record. Just saying.


You mean, like..."let the wookie win"?
 
2012-11-20 05:16:39 PM  

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.
 
2012-11-20 05:26:11 PM  

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!!!".
 
2012-11-20 05:27:07 PM  
I thought Bioshock 3 was supposed to be about AMERICAN jingoism
 
2012-11-20 05:41:27 PM  
Sure, with enough 3D printers everything is possible.
 
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