• China Builds 30-Story Hotel In Just 15 Days!
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[TABLE="width: 500, align: center"] [TR] [TD][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdpf-MQM9vY[/media][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [quote] [URL="http://www.broad.com:8089/english/"]Broad Group[/URL], a Chinese construction company in Hunan Province has built a hotel. At 30 stories tall and 183,000-square feet, the hotel itself is nothing extraordinary. What is extraordinary is the time the company needed to build it. Just 360 hours, or 15 days! [B]But Broad Group didn’t sacrifice quality for speed. Their hotel is sturdy, earthquake-safe up to magnitude 9. It’s sustainable architecture design has 4-paned insulated windows and a smart heat conservation system. The company boasts an energy efficiency five times that of conventional hotels. Air filters also make the hotel’s air 20 times the purity of conventional hotels. No small convenience in smog-smothered China.[/B] Here’s the amazing time-lapse video. As you can see, the workers made use of all 360 hours, working around the clock. Not sure why they play the video twice. Maybe it’s so fast you might miss it the first time. The amazing speed, of course, would be impossible were the materials not prefabricated. One curiosity of mine, however, and that of many YouTube viewers is the method by which they got the crane out of the center of the hotel. Maybe it doubles as an elevator. If there was any question as to how China would populate the wilderness stretching between their [URL="http://singularityhub.com/2011/05/16/china-begins-construction-of-megacity-four-times-the-population-of-new-york/"]southern mega city[/URL], we now have the answer. Hotels and/or apartment buildings like this one appearing overnight is yet another symbol of China’s booming economy and push towards modernization. Except, maybe they should have taken it more slowly with their [URL="http://singularityhub.com/2011/07/03/after-a-bumpy-ride-chinas-new-high-speed-rail-takes-off-at-almost-200mph/"]much-touted bullet train[/URL] that [URL="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16345592"]sped its way to disaster[/URL] this past July. At any rate, the hotel doubles Broad Group’s previous already awesome construction of the [URL="http://singularityhub.com/2011/01/25/china-erects-15-story-hotel-in-less-than-6-days-video/"]15-story Ark Hotel[/URL] which took a mere 46.5 hours to build! Obviously the company is intent on revolutionizing large-scale architecture. With their dreams and means of growth, China’s just the place to do it. [/quote] Source: [URL]http://singularityhub.com/2012/01/11/china-builds-30-story-hotel-in-just-15-days-video/[/URL]
didn't they already do this?
It's a prefab so to be honest it's kind of cheating.
I like the way they zoom in on the Hotel in the vid. Reminds me of SW:Battlefront.
part of me wonders why people don't outsource construction jobs to china [editline]11th January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Mort and Charon;34161198]It's a prefab so to be honest it's kind of cheating.[/QUOTE] I'd like to see a building that doesn't have a single prefabricated part in it
Is it destructible like BF3 hotel? Otherwise it cannot compete.
[QUOTE=wewt!;34161202]part of me wonders why people don't outsource construction jobs to china [editline]11th January 2012[/editline] I'd like to see a building that doesn't have a single prefabricated part in it[/QUOTE] Because it's a bit hard to take a fully formed building back from China with you...
[QUOTE=cock;34161225]Is it destructible like BF3 hotel? Otherwise it cannot compete.[/QUOTE] lol how many alts is this yaika guy going to make?
The Chinese kinda remind me of ants
[QUOTE=Hidole555;34161237]lol how many alts is this yaika guy going to make?[/QUOTE] I'm surprised that username was even still available tbh.
damn thats pretty cool i wonder how much it all cost to build, including prices of the prefab parts and energy to do all this
I wonder how many people were injured making this?
And it completely collapses in fifteen seconds when someone blows on it... :v:
[QUOTE=Madman_Andre;34161434]And it completely collapses within thirty seconds when someone blows on it... :v:[/QUOTE] Pretty much.
Just wait for it to all fall down.
Just 15 days? I would not step foot in that building.
extreme makeover skyscraper edition
[QUOTE=Madman_Andre;34161434]And it completely collapses in fifteen seconds when someone blows on it... :v:[/QUOTE] It's supposed to endure an earthquake of magnitude 9.
that was strangely interesting to watch
Chinese building isn't the greatest. Just saying.
[QUOTE=Scotty.;34161233]Because it's a bit hard to take a fully formed building back from China with you...[/QUOTE] Think harder on what I meant by "outsource"
The actual completion of the building is rather impressive, to be sure, but in an architectural sense, it's ugly as hell.
And it takes 8 months for our school to build a gymnasium.
[QUOTE=Sam 01 1;34162303]And it takes 8 months for our school to build a gymnasium.[/QUOTE] This required multiple people on a low to no pay working 24/7 with pre constructed material, they were essentially doing legos, and the crane is sorta stuck up there
[QUOTE=JohnFisher89;34162341]This required multiple people on a low to no pay working 24/7 with pre constructed material, they were essentially doing legos, and the crane is sorta stuck up there[/QUOTE] What do you mean preconstructed material? Of course it is, you're not going to create everything on site.
[QUOTE=JohnFisher89;34162341]This required multiple people on a low to no pay working 24/7 with pre constructed material, they were essentially doing legos, and the crane is sorta stuck up there[/QUOTE] Sounds a lot like construction workers in America to me.
In other news, a sprinkle of rain has destroyed a 30-story hotel in China.
Damn, after watching the video I'm far more impressed than I was earlier.
[QUOTE=Sam 01 1;34162433]Sounds a lot like construction workers in America to me.[/QUOTE] Construction workers everywhere that aren't born in Asia. It's a cultural thing.
Might be fast, but because of all the horrifying videos and stories I've seen/heard about China I would never ever set a foot in that building.
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