This is incredible. China says it will build the world’s tallest building by next March. This is unheard of in history. If the engineers and construction crews pull this off, it will point to a completely new era of skyscraper construction.
This technology will spread. To cut the time costs of construction by this magnitude means a true revolution in construction.
If the project is completed anytime in 2013, the bureaucrats will not face ridicule. If the building really opens in 2013, the bureaucrats and crew will be hailed as visionaries.
I hope they pull it off. Yes, it is a waste of capital. They do not need the space. But this technology will spread. It will cut costs around the world. I am in favor of cutting costs.
If China is this far ahead of the rest of the world, then the Chinese are no longer technological imitators. They are innovators on a grand scale.