China Builds A 30-Story Building In 15 Days

Submitted by: MrPeabody 5 years ago

Who wants to rent out the top floor? You think this thing is 100 percent safe?
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Male 19
That is impressive!
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Male 1,059
This is why they`re kicking our ass. They`re building buildings and iPads and we`re complaining that it`s racist to suggest that kids should learn to work by being janitors. I weep for the future.
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Male 901
"Chinese steel used? I wouldn`t step near it."

Then you must own nothing metal, it`s all Chinese now.
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Male 160
IAB I submitted this to you, why dont you like me *cries*
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Male 14,330
Chinese steel used? I wouldn`t step near it.
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Male 17,512
kinky_afr0: I used the word `housing` as a general term for property with a building on it. Perhaps the term `Real Estate` might`ve been better, but real estate may or may not have a building on the property. Hotel or not, most buildings like this remain virtually unoccupied in China.

Here, watch this.
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Male 15,510
No time for any security inspection! built! built! built!
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Male 137
That makes empty building no. 657.433
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Male 25,416
With enough people anythings possible
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Male 314
Was anybody else bothered by the annotation at the beginning about a girl who "go`s" head-to-head against a lion? I don`t think I`ve ever seen that word misspelled before.
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Male 646
So... are they going to take that giant crane out of the middle of it, or are they gonna just go ahead and leave it there
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Male 10,440
*cough*



Built with Chinese quality.
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Male 815
Should say erected, not built.
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Male 997
How long till the cracks start coming which has started to become synonymous with several year old Chinese stadiums/buildings/etc
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Male 583
@CrakrJak it`s a hotel. What has that got to do with housing?
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Male 2,514
That buiding might have been "assembled" in 15 days, but not "built" in that time period. I`m sure it took many months for all of the prefabing.
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Male 17,512
And I bet not a single floor of it is occupied. China has been on a huge building boom, but no one lives or works in these new buildings. It`s China`s way of keeping people employed, for the moment, but it`s going to lead to an unprecedented housing crash there in the future.
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Male 626
Well, they worked days and nights, and it was all prefab, add that to a pooton of workers, and it`s possible that it`s safe.
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Male 238
Jenga, Jenga, JENGAAA!!!
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Male 3,057
@ jeepjones: I`m actually pretty familiar with the U of Guelph campus, and for the life of me, I am not familiar with the housing you speak of... exactly where on campus are these monstrosities?
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Female 95
More like assembled in 15 days. "Ikea building" make the Swedes jealous.
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Male 658
What a deathtrap.
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Male 226
even with prefab parts it still is fast. as for the appearance part, i dont think it really matters. its a simple hotel for ppl to spend a couple of nights when they visit the place for busyness or something like that. i like this whole thing. kudos to chinese (especially if it as good as they say)
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Male 336
I`d live in it.
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Male 554
Can`t be any worse than some of the "Married Students" residences at the University of Guelph, they were constructed using nothing but big square concrete drainage culverts stacked up on different angles.
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Male 10,440
Actually this building technique reminds be of those old soviet prefab concrete apparent blocks.



It`s built entirely out of concrete blocks, all exactly the same size, some with windows or doors.

An architectural nightmare.

China`s done it better by the looks of it, but any self-respecting architect would still vomit at the sight.
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Male 2,345
yea the chinese cannot build anything worth having so I wouldn`t go near a pos building they put up in two weeks.

their cars, electronics, etc are all crap.

ever wonder why your smart phone, whether it is a iphone or android has some many probs...china and poor build quality is why.

ever seen a crash test of one of their cars? let`s just say any speed is a lethal one.

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Male 10,440
Not surprising if everything is prefab.

One downside is that it was much more expensive than a conventional building.

Having prefabricated connected sections like this means that you have to pay someone to make them for you, which is more expensive than just buying ordinary steel sections. Also you lose beam and column continuity, which means you lose strength, therefore you need more steel, which adds more to the cost.

20x purer air? Not saying much given the horrendous smog in China.

Nevertheless, the energy efficiency is admirable, if it`s true.
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Male 1,803
Seems reasonable enough; when the world trade centre in New York was built they were adding floors to that a the rate of 1 a week (and that was a damn sight bigger + it was 70`s technology).
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Male 1,920
Link: China Builds A 30-Story Building In 15 Days [Rate Link] - Who wants to rent out the top floor? You think this thing is 100 percent safe?
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