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(Gizmodo)   If you wondered how China will build the tallest skyscraper in the world in just 90 days ... one word: Pre-fab   (gizmodo.com) divider line 68
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2012-11-21 06:16:43 AM  
The website for Broad, the company building this makes me think of a cult. Read the chairmans letter about 2015
 
2012-11-21 07:35:42 AM  
So how long before we can buy the kit at Harbor Freight?
 
2012-11-21 09:12:58 AM  
I wasn't wondering, because it said exactly that in the last article.
 
2012-11-21 09:14:11 AM  
and slave labor
 
2012-11-21 10:12:01 AM  
Post-fab = French and Saunders on holiday
 
2012-11-21 10:42:08 AM  
freeversephotography.com
Providing the tenants are light build and relatively sedentary nature, I think they have a winner!
 
2012-11-21 10:51:27 AM  

scottydoesntknow: I wasn't wondering, because it said exactly that in the last article.


Yeah. How is this a follow-up?
 
2012-11-21 11:45:57 AM  
I wonder how large of an earthquake it can sustain.
 
2012-11-21 11:46:33 AM  

Carth: I wonder how large of an earthquake it can sustain.


or i could just read the farking article:

"They also claim it will be able to sustain earthquakes of a 9.0 magnitude
 
2012-11-21 11:48:34 AM  
I'm sorry, the correct answer was "slaves".
 
2012-11-21 11:49:14 AM  
The structure will be able to house 31,400 people of both "high and low income communities". The company says that the residential area will use 83-percent of the building, while the rest will be offices, schools, hospitals, shops and restaurants. People will move up and down using 104 high speed elevators.


Reminds me of:

www.mapcomarketing.com
 
2012-11-21 11:55:24 AM  
A self jacking tower cranes?
 
2012-11-21 11:56:21 AM  
Author of TFA used "as opposed to" twice in one paragraph. Am I the only one that has noticed this idiom's modern overuse? It's starting to sound like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. Is "instead of" only for poor people now?
 
2012-11-21 11:59:47 AM  

bhcompy:

Reminds me of:

[www.mapcomarketing.com image 392x224]


First thing I thought of too.
 
2012-11-21 12:02:39 PM  

astro716: Author of TFA used "as opposed to" twice in one paragraph. Am I the only one that has noticed this idiom's modern overuse? It's starting to sound like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. Is "instead of" only for poor people now?


It's jizzmodo, you shouldn't expect a lot from them. Hell this is a 95% rehash of the last greened article, subby just got it cause he used a follow-up tag even though the last one specifically said they were using modular structures to construct it.
 
2012-11-21 12:08:07 PM  
Not Plastics?
 
2012-11-21 12:09:13 PM  
How long until it's a streetscraper?
 
2012-11-21 12:17:14 PM  

Saiga410: A self jacking tower cranes?


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2012-11-21 12:22:08 PM  
Wow. Not just one, but TWO of them?

I'm farking amazed

/repeats are cool
 
2012-11-21 12:25:00 PM  
So the time spent building the pre fabbed modules and carting them to the build site is not counted as time spent building the skyscraper?


It only takes me 20 minutes to cook a 20 pound turkey when I only count the time it was basted.
 
2012-11-21 12:26:30 PM  
Just the framework structure in 90 days. No interior work (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, floors, walls, ceiling, etc.). They'll have a 200 storey skeleton when they're done.
 
2012-11-21 12:34:04 PM  
They're building this in Chicago?
 
2012-11-21 12:34:25 PM  

cefm: Just the framework structure in 90 days. No interior work (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, floors, walls, ceiling, etc.). They'll have a 200 storey skeleton when they're done.


Came here to say this. Still, pretty damn impressive if it ends up taking only 90 days to get the steel structure erected.

/erection of steel
 
2012-11-21 12:36:09 PM  
no mention of how long the site prep and foundations are taking is there?
 
2012-11-21 12:41:02 PM  
Sounds legit

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-21 12:47:11 PM  

Ennuipoet: [freeversephotography.com image 850x639]
Providing the tenants are light build and relatively sedentary nature, I think they have a winner!


Yes, well, of course, this is just the sort blinkered philistine pig ignorance I've come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome, spotty behinds squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker's cuss about the struggling artist... You excrement! You lousy hypocritical whining toadies with your lousy colour TV sets and your Tony Jacklin golf clubs and your bleeding masonic handshakes! You wouldn't let me join, would you, you blackballing bastards. Well I wouldn't become a freemason now if you went down on your lousy, stinking, purulent knees and begged me.

/I've always identified myself with the first architect, for some reason.
 
2012-11-21 12:53:36 PM  
Two more words. Death Trap.
 
2012-11-21 12:55:10 PM  
Impressive, but they'll just be hungry for another skyscraper in half an hour.
 
2012-11-21 01:05:17 PM  
1,2,3,4 I declare a block war!

www.mongoosepublishing.com

Well, I guess we have to wait until they build another one within small arms range...
 
2012-11-21 01:07:06 PM  
No subby, I wasn't. I read yesterday's article on this.
 
2012-11-21 01:09:33 PM  
They won't build it in 90 days. They might be able to put the pieces together in 90 days, but that doesn't count the time spent building the foundation or time spent making the pieces. I'm guessing they'll probably also not count the time actually finishing it. Just 90 days of staking pre-made sections. Then another year of actually making a building.

It's like a cooking recipe that claims it'll take 30min, but that's the cook time and doesn't count the hour of prep time.
 
2012-11-21 01:12:49 PM  

NBSV: They won't build it in 90 days. They might be able to put the pieces together in 90 days, but that doesn't count the time spent building the foundation or time spent making the pieces. I'm guessing they'll probably also not count the time actually finishing it. Just 90 days of staking pre-made sections. Then another year of actually making a building.

It's like a cooking recipe that claims it'll take 30min, but that's the cook time and doesn't count the hour of prep time.


I bet they have an army of people working 24 hours a day finishing the inside of the building. I bet it only takes another 90 days.
 
2012-11-21 01:18:04 PM  
Damn. Say what you like about the Celestials - and I do - they certainly think on a grand scale and git er done.
 
2012-11-21 01:30:38 PM  

blackhonda: The website for Broad, the company building this makes me think of a cult. Read the chairmans letter about 2015


Sounds like it.

Broad Town, the sprawling headquarters, is completely Zhang's creation. Employees call him not "the chairman" or "our chairman" but "my chairman." To become an employee of Broad, you must recite a life manual penned by Zhang, guidelines that include tips on saving energy, brushing your teeth, and having children. All prospective employees must be able, over a two-day period, to run 7.5 miles. You can eat for free at Broad Town cafeterias unless someone --Meet the Man Who Built a 30-Story Building in 15 Days
 
2012-11-21 01:31:55 PM  

Giltric: So the time spent building the pre fabbed modules and carting them to the build site is not counted as time spent building the skyscraper?


It only takes me 20 minutes to cook a 20 pound turkey when I only count the time it was basted.


and including the time for the turkey to be raised from a chick? right??

It is reasonable to claim time to build, starting from digging the foundation to completing the final story.
Other building times dont include digging the ore, smelting the ore, making the steel beams ...
So why should this project be different?

Plus, you are assuming that the prefab parts are all currently made already, and wont be mass-produced just in time during construction?
 
2012-11-21 01:41:04 PM  

Disposable Rob: blackhonda: The website for Broad, the company building this makes me think of a cult. Read the chairmans letter about 2015

Sounds like it.

Broad Town, the sprawling headquarters, is completely Zhang's creation. Employees call him not "the chairman" or "our chairman" but "my chairman." To become an employee of Broad, you must recite a life manual penned by Zhang, guidelines that include tips on saving energy, brushing your teeth, and having children. All prospective employees must be able, over a two-day period, to run 7.5 miles. You can eat for free at Broad Town cafeterias unless someone --Meet the Man Who Built a 30-Story Building in 15 Days


lifewithoutbuildings.net

SVEN!
 
2012-11-21 02:15:54 PM  
Then IT DOESN'T COUNT! That's like saying a car is built in an hour because that's how long it takes to assemble it!
 
2012-11-21 02:55:27 PM  
Appraising a pre-fab modular home right now (not a mobile/manufactured home) and they are treated just like any other stick built home.

Other than some vinyl trim instead of wood, it's hard to tell the difference anymore on lower end homes.

So, i'm getting a kick
 
2012-11-21 03:04:22 PM  
They'll just have to build another one in an hour.

If this is safe, it will really help with housing in cities.
 
2012-11-21 03:09:40 PM  
Wow, everyone's going crazy with their own definition of "build" here.

I think 0 feet of height to 2,749 feet of height is an acceptable definition of build, regardless of what it takes to aquire materials and finish the inside.

The way some of you farkers are taking the word build, it's taken millions of years to build this thing because you have to include the dinosaurs turning into oil to provide the energy.
 
2012-11-21 03:14:54 PM  

12349876: Wow, everyone's going crazy with their own definition of "build" here.

I think 0 feet of height to 2,749 feet of height is an acceptable definition of build, regardless of what it takes to aquire materials and finish the inside.

The way some of you farkers are taking the word build, it's taken millions of years to build this thing because you have to include the dinosaurs turning into oil to provide the energy.


Now you're getting it.

More like billions, though.
 
2012-11-21 03:19:54 PM  
I'm not doubting the ability to build, but more the ability to last. 2000 foot tall buildings into a giant pile of rubble means LOTS of people die.
 
2012-11-21 03:48:49 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: 12349876: Wow, everyone's going crazy with their own definition of "build" here.

I think 0 feet of height to 2,749 feet of height is an acceptable definition of build, regardless of what it takes to aquire materials and finish the inside.

The way some of you farkers are taking the word build, it's taken millions of years to build this thing because you have to include the dinosaurs turning into oil to provide the energy.

Now you're getting it.

More like billions, though.


It all traces back to when the Great Green Arkleseizure sneezed out the universe.
 
2012-11-21 03:54:01 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I'm not doubting the ability to build, but more the ability to last. 2000 foot tall buildings into a giant pile of rubble means LOTS of people die.


That just means more food for the staving peasants who are being forced at gunpoint to build this thing
 
2012-11-21 04:00:34 PM  
Is Changsha a Chicago replica?
 
2012-11-21 04:08:41 PM  
What are the odds it will have "structural issues"?
 
2012-11-21 04:08:44 PM  
Meh. We'll be 3-D printing 3000 ft tall skyscrapers shaped like Optimus Prime soon. Let China have their fun.
 
2012-11-21 04:13:39 PM  

groppet: What are the odds it will have "structural issues"?


none...these guys are good.
/they are the extreme exception to the rule regarding most china crap.
//no slave labor..the workers are paid very well
///very much "cult" labor though.
 
2012-11-21 04:32:41 PM  
2,749 feet of height

This will be very impressive to look at.

From about 2800 feet away.
 
2012-11-21 04:32:44 PM  

blackhonda: The website for Broad, the company building this makes me think of a cult. Read the chairmans letter about 2015


Well, that building does kinda look like the Tower of Babel.
 
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