An ambitious Chinese construction company announced that it plans to build the world’s tallest skyscraper in Changsha. At 838 meters the building will be 10 meters higher than the current #1, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Burj took 6 years to build, but the Chinese company Broad says it can do it within 7 months from the moment it will break ground!
Unbelievable? Maybe, until you consider that they have some previous experience in the super-fast construction of tall structures. I wrote about about Broad on this blog twice already over the past years, once when they constructed a 15-story hotel in 6 days, and once when they finished a 30-story building in 15 days. And now they plan to go from 30 stories to 22o stories using a similar method with pre-fabricated components from its factory.
Still, I am not sure if I would feel safe over 800 meters above the ground in their building. The company may have experience in 30-story buildings, but structures that are more than 7 times as tall are a different league, and they have no previous experience with that kind of skyscrapers. Let’s see what’s going to happen, their plan is to finish the building before the end of the year.