China is Building Sky City One, the World’s Tallest Building, within 90 Days
There seems to be a kind of a race going on between different major cities around the world to build the tallest buildings and highest skyscrapers. Now the element of speed has also been included in this competition. Recently, the Chinese construction company Broad Group announced that they will build the world’s tallest skyscraper and that too within 90 days. This planned skyscraper named “Sky City One” will be 10 meters (33 feet) taller than Burj Khalifa, which is currently the tallest standing building in the world.
From an engineering point of view, to undertake such a hefty task and to complete it in a short period of time requires prefabrication. Around 95% of the work on the building has been completed in modular form. Later the actual construction work will start on site. The construction company behind this project essentially makes air conditioning, but has also ventured into buildings. The Sky City One will be an earthquake-resistant carless city with all modern facilities which will have a capacity for 100,000 people.
The construction on the site will begin in November 2012 and will be completed on January next year if everything goes according to the plan. So far, though, there has not been a final approval on it from the Chinese authorities. But there seems no way for an emerging world economy like China to receive such a unique attraction and landmark.