A Chinese development company builds a 57-storey tower in a record 19 days in Changsha, Hunan Province in southern China. The construction of the new skyscrapers consists of concrete and glass and is located in the central part of the country. Company’s Vice President stated that a popular method has been used to allow the construction of three full levels per day.
“With the traditional method, they have to build a skyscraper brick by brick, but with our method, we just need to assemble the blocks,” company engineer Chen Xiangqian said.
The company, which looks forward to build (assemble) the world’s tallest skyscraper at 220 floors in only three months, worked on Mini Sky City in two spurts separated by winter weather. Its time-lapse video of the rapid assembly has become popular on Chinese video-sharing sites since it was first uploaded on YouTube.
“But it is not perfect, and it does not meet all kinds of personalized demands,” Liu said. “People nowadays want more personalized architecture.”
Mini Sky City, which has 19 atriums, 800 apartments and office space for 4,000 people, goes on sale in May. The structure is safe and can withstand earthquakes, Xiao said.