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China Builds Complete 57-Storey Skyscraper In Record 19 Days

Wow, China builds complete 57-story skyscraper in record 19 days

Gizmodo reader Xian Min Zhang sent us the latest timelapse video of the construction of his latest building: A 57-floor 80,000 square metre skyscraper fully built with energy-efficient, factory-produced Lego-like blocks. He claims that they are now building these at a record three floors per day!

The company keeps increasing their building speed and size of these buildings at an impressive rate. It is still not the 220-storey skyscraper they claimed they were going to build, but it is amazing nonetheless.

This building has 19 10m-high atriums, 800 apartments, and office space for 4000 people. Zhang claims that the use of modules reduced the use of concrete by 15,000 trucks, which he says almost eliminated all the release of dust in the air, an important advantage in pollution-ridden China. Talking about pollution: He claims that all of the air inside is 99.9 per cent pure thanks to the tight construction and built-in air conditioning system. The building has quadruple-pane glass and, he says, is so energy efficient it will save over 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emission compared to a building of the same size and use.


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