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(USA Today)   If you think faith can move mountains, just wait until you see what Chinese real estate developers can do   (usatoday.com) divider line 35
    More: Interesting, real estate development, Chinese, Lanzhou New City, urban population, arable land, Environmental issue, Gansu, urbanizations  
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2013-02-04 10:03:17 AM
FTFA: arid, polluted region

location location location
 
2013-02-04 10:03:27 AM
Those guys take Sim City way too seriously.
 
2013-02-04 10:05:53 AM
I tell you what I'd do: Three Gorges at the same time.
 
2013-02-04 10:06:49 AM
"under government orders not to use arable land"

Read to there. OK, they're being practical. bye.
 
2013-02-04 10:11:48 AM
Did they hire Effrafax of Wug to make the mountains invisible?
 
2013-02-04 10:15:28 AM
What could possibly go wrong?
 
2013-02-04 10:17:54 AM
How do they get around the problem of fill-dirt making for a poor foundation? First earthquake comes along, the ground liquifies, the entire city is swallowed.
 
2013-02-04 10:25:07 AM
I hope there are no earth quakes in the area.
 
2013-02-04 10:29:35 AM
Not reading. Fark China.
 
2013-02-04 10:30:13 AM

nytmare: How do they get around the problem of fill-dirt making for a poor foundation? First earthquake comes along, the ground liquifies, the entire city is swallowed.


This is in the same province where in 2010, heavy rains led to a massive landslide that killed over a thousand people and wiped away dozens of city blocks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10925531
 
2013-02-04 10:30:46 AM
Don't they have enough empty cities already?
 
2013-02-04 10:34:31 AM

Carousel Beast: Don't they have enough empty cities already?


They won't be empty for long when they unlease their millions of horny men to rape and pillage the world so they will have a harem for each man.
 
2013-02-04 10:34:43 AM

Carousel Beast: Don't they have enough empty cities already?


You can never have too many!!!
 
2013-02-04 10:37:05 AM
Actually, can you go and tour any of those ghost cities? I have to think it'd be fairly neat.
 
2013-02-04 10:37:19 AM
With the concern of landslide and unstable foundations, it certainly sounds like a terrible idea.  It's rather cool to see so many people working so hard to improve their lives, though.

Here's a link to what I believe to be the working site as viewed from Google maps:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.100452,+103.810941
 
2013-02-04 10:38:17 AM
i244.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-04 10:39:16 AM

brandent: What could possibly go wrong?


It could be successful, leading to a new surge in mountain-clearing and city-building and another 2bn Chinese.
 
2013-02-04 10:41:49 AM

brandent: What could possibly go wrong?


Massive climate change. Disrupted wind, and weather patterns.
 
2013-02-04 10:42:50 AM

nytmare: How do they get around the problem of fill-dirt making for a poor foundation? First earthquake comes along, the ground liquifies, the entire city is swallowed.


Not to mention redirecting the rain runoff patterns that carved out the hills in the first place. Or heavy rain will just flush out the fill in the old drainage channels.
 
2013-02-04 10:46:03 AM

FullMetalPanda: Carousel Beast: Don't they have enough empty cities already?

They won't be empty for long when they unlease their millions of horny men to rape and pillage the world so they will have a harem for each man.



China has aborted all its women so they will have to rape each other.
 
2013-02-04 10:48:38 AM

nytmare: How do they get around the problem of fill-dirt making for a poor foundation? First earthquake comes along, the ground liquifies, the entire city is swallowed.


If it's compacted properly, and they totally fill in the valleys so the ground has nowhere to go, then it's not a problem. Of course, this being China, where no one pays attention to regulations of any kind, I expect the compaction of the embankment is nowhere close to the 95% rate we'd call for, no subsurface drainage installed to keep streams or springs from eroding the embankments from the bottom, and no way to channel what little water falls on the surface.

So yeah, future earthquakes are really going to be a problem.

/civil engineer
//once had a project that moved 23 million cubic yards
///not in China
 
2013-02-04 11:19:57 AM

Bendal: So yeah, future earthquakes are really going to be a problem.


DRILLED SHAFTS!!11!
 
2013-02-04 11:32:51 AM
In China they basically have to keep building or risk economic colpase.
 
2013-02-04 11:33:56 AM

nytmare: How do they get around the problem of fill-dirt making for a poor foundation? First earthquake comes along, the ground liquifies, the entire city is swallowed.


Even without an earthquake do you think they're compacting well enough to avoid subsidence in the future?  I very much doubt it!
 
2013-02-04 11:49:24 AM
i.ytimg.com

Molybdenum mining on Fremont Pass, Colorado says, "Newbies."

/there was a mountain peak there
 
2013-02-04 11:49:37 AM
FTFA:  "I am striving to win honor for Chinese people,"

Definitely my favorite part. What creates such a wacky mental mindset? So you think what you're doing is going to impress the rest of the world?
 
2013-02-04 12:21:44 PM
The severe lack of potable water and incoming lung complications are going to really hinder China here in about 10-20 years.
 
2013-02-04 12:26:57 PM

Nayest: Not reading. Fark China.


I was just wondering how many post before the first blatant anti chinese douchebags got their first one in.

Dude! you're like a small loose screw from going Sandy Hook on a Chinese church or your local hole in the wall Hunan Wok. Seek help.
 
jvl
2013-02-04 02:11:15 PM
Huh.  It's almost as if a Government Official said "I have an infinite supply of slave labor, how can I turn that into something I can sell for money?"
 
2013-02-04 03:07:51 PM
China to U.S.: We learned it from you, ok! We learned it from you.

ecowatch.org

/Wild, wonderful.
 
2013-02-04 03:23:32 PM

Bendal: nytmare: How do they get around the problem of fill-dirt making for a poor foundation? First earthquake comes along, the ground liquifies, the entire city is swallowed.

If it's compacted properly, and they totally fill in the valleys so the ground has nowhere to go, then it's not a problem. Of course, this being China, where no one pays attention to regulations of any kind, I expect the compaction of the embankment is nowhere close to the 95% rate we'd call for, no subsurface drainage installed to keep streams or springs from eroding the embankments from the bottom, and no way to channel what little water falls on the surface.

So yeah, future earthquakes are really going to be a problem.

/civil engineer
//once had a project that moved 23 million cubic yards
///not in China


Even though I generally find engineering "shows" on discover/history to be tailored to 2nd graders I would really like to see one made about this project, if anything it will serve as documentation on where they farked up.

/China: #1 in in showing young engineers how not to fark up since 1000bc
 
2013-02-04 03:47:28 PM
Where do they think they are, West Virginia?
 
2013-02-04 04:41:57 PM
Shouldn't they check for hidden treasure before destroying those mountains?
 
2013-02-04 04:54:48 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: China to U.S.: We learned it from you, ok! We learned it from you.

[ecowatch.org image 348x250]

/Wild, wonderful.


That looks a lot like an old strip mine in West Virginia (Wild Wonderful).  I visited a construction site at an old mine in WV once, they had found a novel use for land that had been made barren and was surrounded on 3 sides by 60' sheer cliffs.

They built a federal prison in it.
 
2013-02-04 08:38:35 PM

DicksWii: [i244.photobucket.com image 750x600]


Best Civ ever.
 
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