Developer reaffirms plan to finish world's tallest building in 90 days

  • metta

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    Nov 20, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    Developer reaffirms plan to finish world's tallest building in 90 days

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57552186-1/developer-reaffirms-plan-to-finish-worlds-tallest-building-in-90-days/?ttag=gpwl
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    Hmm. Both pics show a different building. Yet, they are ready to start building?

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    Nov 21, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    Why is it sitting next to the John Hancock Center in Chicago?
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    Nov 21, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    ^ It's to compare the buildings' sizes.

    As a civil engineering major, I find this to be a load of bullshit and I find it virtually impossible to build such a building in a short amount of time without some serious defect and/or setback along the way.
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    Nov 21, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    How many Hebrews would be required to complete such a product under short notice?
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    Dec 19, 2012 10:40 AM GMT
    Finally erector sets for adults!
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    Dec 19, 2012 11:08 AM GMT
    "Do you know of Dr. Freud? His ideas with male preoccupation with size might be of particular interest to you, Mr. Ismay."
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    Sparks said"Do you know of Dr. Freud? His ideas with male preoccupation with size might be of particular interest to you, Mr. Ismay."

    Titanic, good quote. icon_lol.gif

    Skyscrapers make sense when available land is scarce, limiting buildings to a small footprint. But very tall buildings are not efficient, requiring large amounts of interior volume to be taken away from productive floorspace to instead accommodate elevators and other service facilities, and a more robust internal supporting structure to carry the weight, resist greater wind loading, and survive seismic events. And the unfavorable ratio of nonproductive service space to useable space increases as building height increases, along with operating & maintenance costs.

    So in recent years many corporations have moved their offices into suburban areas which allow for a larger campus, with buildings of much lesser height but larger footprint. Construction costs are also less, since load bearing and other structural requirements are greatly reduced, and construction methods are simplified. There's also the human factor, as most people prefer to remain closer to the ground, where building access is simpler, quicker & easier, and they feel safer. This psychological comfort can translate into improved worker productivity, and a less stressful living experience in residential units.

    Therefore I view these latest ultra-skyscrapers as being more ego driven than needs driven. And I wonder if they will prove too expensive to operate to be profitable in the long run.
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    Dec 19, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
    Cool time-lapse video icon_smile.gif

    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    nicodegallo saidHow many Hebrews would be required to complete such a product under short notice?


    Heebs? Heebs don't work under such dire and over-demanding conditions. But my guess is they'll exploit Chinese workers to the point of exhaustion (and suicide as we have seen before).

    The article goes on to explain that it only took fifteen days to complete a thirty story building in a similar manner. It has to do with prefabricated modular pieces already assembled. So it's technically not going to take only three months. The time required to assemble all these modular portions should also be added to the time needed to construct this building.

    I live in a fifty-six story building which is nearly double than the hotel that was built in China in fifteen days. I can't imagine half of my building being resurrected in fifteen days. That's remarkable and scary.

    Here's a video for all my bros to see:

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    Dec 19, 2012 1:11 PM GMT
    90 days? That's crazy