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World’s Tallest Building in Just 90 Days

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2012

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.

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5 thoughts on “World’s Tallest Building in Just 90 Days

  1. The success of this endeavor shouldn't be measured by how quickly they can put it up, but rather is should be measured by how long it safely stands. If you construct a building in 90 days that only lasts a year, what have you really accomplished?

  2. I remember a time when America had this kind of ambition and engineering prowess.

  3. I wouldnt want to be anywhere near that shoddily built house of cards.The world's worst record in safety procedures,poorly trained workers & the most deaths from industrial accidents every year of any 'modern' country.

  4. ken1lutheran says:

    I'm neither impressed nor negative on this just yet. Let's see what kind of building they put up, and whether it's any good. My guess is that most of the speed isn't in new technology, but rather in brutal work rules, sort of a modern urban version of the White Sea Canal.

  5. Bill McCroskey says:

    China recently built a multi story fully functional hospital in 9 months from farm field to open and operating. They do not have the red tape of 'studies' and 'impact statements' etc. The chinese may be somewhat suspect in areas of building engineering and quality but they will more than make that up with construction volume. The autonomous regions of the People's Republic of China are more capitalistic than our country is now. Unfortunately for the younger generation of this country, it is only going to get worse.