China plans to build the world’s tallest building in 90 days

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Remember when the US was doing things like this before liberals came along and introduced regulations and unions so that now it takes 11 years to build the one world trade center?

Above the world in 90 days: China building world’s tallest skyscraper — 220 storeys — in just three months


When Pierre Beaudet was told about a Chinese corporation’s plans to build the world’s tallest building in record speed — 2,479 soaring feet in just 90 days — the global studies professor marvelled Thursday: “Ah.
There’s nothing they can’t do.”

Having already revolutionized construction by literally stacking factory-made modules like Lego blocks, Broad Sustainable Building Corporation is sending the world a message — not just about itself, but also about its home country: Make no mistake, China is an epicentre of technological progress and a nation worthy of awe.

“It’s a symbol of their new superiority,” said Takashi Fujitani, the director of Asia Pacific studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs’ Asian Institute in Toronto. “Modernity today is really about speed in a lot of ways, so being at the top of the world is about being able to do things fast.”

Decades ago, the United States and Russia flexed their muscles in a politically charged race to the moon; today, China is racing for the clouds. The phrase “the rise of China” is uttered so often it is almost cliched, but if Broad is successful, the country will literally rise above any other.
“It’s another frontier — on Earth,” said Mr. Beaudet, who teaches at the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies. “It proves their capabilities … It’s symbolic.”

The 90-day challenge starts in January, when the 220-storey tower will sprout module-by-module from a piece of farmland in the southeastern Chinese city of Changsha. Although Broad and its chairman Zhang Yue have stunned the world before — first in 2010 by building a 15-storey hotel in 48 hours and again a year later by stacking together a 30-storey tower in just 15 days — this latest creation, nicknamed Sky City, is the most audacious and aptly named: After the modules are stacked at a rate of roughly five storeys per day, Sky City will boast a hospital, a school, 17 helipads, and enough apartments to house 30,000.

“If anyone else in the world made such a claim, it would be immediately thought of as crazy,” Mr. Beaudet said. “But China is very strong in engineering and organization.”
The prefabricated tower — “prefab,” as the technique is already dubbed — will rise 10 metres higher than the current tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, and according to Time.com it will rise a whopping 24 times quicker. For all its wonder, though, Sky City is not the culmination of Mr. Zhang’s lofty ambitions.
Traditional construction is chaotic. We took construction and moved it into the factory​
“Pinned up on his office wall are plans for a project even more audacious — an almost preposterously massive building two kilometres high,” Reuters Magazine recently reported. “When asked to estimate the odds of his 636-floor giganto-scraper ever being built, Mr. Zhang responds without hesitation, ‘100%!’”
The visionary chairman made a name for himself manufacturing industrial air-conditioning units, but since becoming an environmentalist and seeing poorly constructed buildings fall at the mercy of the 2008 earthquake, he has redirected his company toward what he calls a “structural revolution.”

“Traditional construction is chaotic,” he recently told Wired magazine. “We took construction and moved it into the factory.”

Just like the iconic Sydney Opera House or New York’s Empire State building, his Sky City will make a statement about the place in which it is built, Mr. Beaudet said.
“When the Empire State building went up [in 1931], the world knew about it,” he said. “It showed the U.S. had capabilities technically and financially. It wasn’t just a building. It was a symbol of real power. And I think that’s the case [with China] now.”

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America was able to build two towers in 5 years before progressives slowed everything down. How ironic, progressives slow down progress...
 
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Wonder how many will die building it... Thinking at least 100.

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I wonder what they are going to put in the top of the tower.

 

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So now Kirk is pro-China? What the fuck?
 

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I remember hearing a lot of stories over the years that China can't build anything without a high death toll and with corner cutting shoddy work. Congrats, China - you built a death trap.
 

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I remember hearing a lot of stories over the years that China can't build anything without a high death toll and with corner cutting shoddy work. Congrats, China - you built a death trap.
They also use thermite paint pretty much exclusively.
 

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Remember when the US was doing things like this before liberals came along and introduced regulations and unions so that now it takes 11 years to build the one world trade center?

Above the world in 90 days: China building world’s tallest skyscraper — 220 storeys — in just three months




America was able to build two towers in 5 years before progressives slowed everything down. How ironic, progressives slow down progress...
Why do you always have the same schtick?

Also, you're 3 days late, Fucktard.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/11/20...he-worlds-largest-skyscraper-in-just-90-days/

Shame you made it past fertilization.
 

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I remember hearing a lot of stories over the years that China can't build anything without a high death toll and with corner cutting shoddy work. Congrats, China - you built a death trap.
Ok. Now I see why Kirk is pro-Chinese labor practices. When the actual globalists want to kill you, they take about 50 years with life expectancy rates going up. Instant death = liberty.
 

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So now Kirk is pro-China? What the fuck?
Anti union. Self imposed rules for safety are great but when government gets in there with their bureaucrats it slows everything down.
 
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I hear it's being called the tower of baber.



Ah BOOOOOO00000000ooooooo!!!
 

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Anti union. Self imposed rules for safety are great but when government gets in their with their bureaucrats it slows everything down.
And if it's a laissez-faire, "hands off" government you want... you need look no further than China. No bureaucracy or government micromanaging going on in China, nosireebob.

They just lock all of those pesky "worker's rights" rabble rouser dissidents up in prison so they can't stand in the way of progress.

In China, the trade unions are controlled by the government... this ensures efficiency.

Kirk approves of "the Chinese way".
 

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Last time I checked, China is communist. That isn't exactly a laisse-faire system of government.

Let's not forget that China is just continually building shit they don't have a need for to prop up their economy.
They have entire cities built that are almost ghost towns as well as a mall bigger than the Mall of America that has something like 4 stores in it.
 

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Last time I checked, China is communist. That isn't exactly a laisse-faire system of government.
You should check again. They don't have a laissez-faire system of government, but they do have a vibrant private sector. And their private sector is significantly less regulated and taxed than ours.
 

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They just lock all of those pesky "worker's rights" rabble rouser dissidents up in prison so they can't stand in the way of progress.
Yeah, that's not really true. They put democracy advocates, and government critics in prison. I'm not aware of a single jailed "worker's rights" rebel rouser.

You're of course welcome to correct me, and name one.
 

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Yeah, that's not really true. They put democracy advocates, and government critics in prison. I'm not aware of a single jailed "worker's rights" rebel rouser.

You're of course welcome to correct me, and name one.
Not jailed... just murdered. Does that count?


http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/07/world/asia/china-li-wangyang-death/index.html

Hong Kong (CNN) -- Friends of a high-profile Chinese dissident found dead in his hospital room Wednesday slammed official claims that he hanged himself as "insulting" and "ridiculous."
Huang Lihong told CNN that he had visited long-time labor rights activist Li Wangyang at Daxiang District Hospital in Shaoyang, Hunan province, a few days before his death on June 6.
"He was in good spirits... There was absolutely no sign showing he wanted to take his own life. He was also listening to my radio and told his sister to buy him one, too," Huang said.
Li was blind, deaf and had trouble walking after spending more than 20 years in prison following the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. He was one of China's first labor rights activists and was jailed shortly after the June 4 massacre for urging workers to strike, according to Human Rights in China (HRIC).
Plenty more where that came from...


http://www.mallenbaker.net/csr/page.php?Story_ID=943

China: Prison sentences on worker rights activists denounced
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unionists has denounced jail terms imposed on two Chinese labour leaders who had been found guilty of subversion.
The men, Yao Fuxin and Xiao Yunliang, had led demonstrations last year in Liaoyang in protest at the laying off of millions of workers.
 

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Not jailed... just murdered. Does that count?
Sure. But not if he was jailed over the Tienanmen Square protest and then murdered because he was trying to expose his jailers. That's not "workers' rights" rebel rousing, that's anti government rebel rousing.

Like I said, China has plenty of political prisoners. But they don't imprison people who simply petition the government for workers' rights, without doing anything to challenge its authority.
 

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Wonder how many will die building it... Thinking at least 100.

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Think they can spare a few with 1/5th of the world's population.
 

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Sure. But not if he was jailed over the Tienanmen Square protest and then murdered because he was trying to expose his jailers. That's not "workers' rights" rebel rousing, that's anti government rebel rousing.

Like I said, China has plenty of political prisoners. But they don't imprison people who simply petition the government for workers' rights, without doing anything to challenge its authority.
Holy shit... seriously... where is this gumdrops and lollipops world where you live? It sounds fantastic. I really want to come live there with you. A world where the Chinese government doesn't brutally crack down on worker's rights activists. Holy shit... your world must be all like unicorns and rainbows, right?

Ugh... and the term is RABAL rousing ferchrissakes.


http://www.ihlo.org/DLA/POCS_040609.html

Imprisoned Labour Rights Activists in China

June 2009
This list includes those who have been detained and sentenced for their alleged involvement in labour unrest or labour organizing. It is not exhaustive. It does not include those many workers who may have been detained for a short period following a strike or labour unrest and then released without charge or trial; neither does it include those activists who are now released or presumed released except those released recently. The details of those many workers whose whereabouts are unknown are also not included.
 
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