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Date: 01/21/12 02:26 PM

31 Responses to China Builds A 30-Story Building In 15 Days

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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    Link: China Builds A 30-Story Building In 15 Days - Who wants to rent out the top floor? You think this thing is 100 percent safe?
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    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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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    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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    jeepjones Male 30-39
    554 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    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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    ilfg Male 18-29
    337 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    I`d live in it.
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    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    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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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    What a deathtrap.
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    Datastrom Female 18-29
    31 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    More like assembled in 15 days. "Ikea building" make the Swedes jealous.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm
    @ 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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    demonveteran Male 18-29
    238 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    Jenga, Jenga, JENGAAA!!!
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
    626 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    January 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    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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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    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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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 2:19 am
    @CrakrJak it`s a hotel. What has that got to do with housing?
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 6:41 am
    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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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 7:03 am
    Should say erected, not built.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 7:47 am
    *cough*



    Built with Chinese quality.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 9:37 am
    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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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 10:20 am
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    With enough people anythings possible
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    Asino Male 18-29
    137 posts
    January 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    That makes empty building no. 657.433
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    No time for any security inspection! built! built! built!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 8:19 am
    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 10:51 am
    Chinese steel used? I wouldn`t step near it.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    January 23, 2012 at 11:05 am
    I want to see something really impressive. I want to see something excellent that was made in China. Yeah they can get a lot of work done. It`s easy to make things of poor quality(or poo quality).
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    Sonic2001 Male 18-29
    160 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    IAB I submitted this to you, why dont you like me *cries*
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    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    "Chinese steel used? I wouldn`t step near it."

    Then you must own nothing metal, it`s all Chinese now.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    January 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    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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    AlphaOd Male 18-29
    19 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 11:06 am
    That is impressive!

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