Time-Lapse VIDEO – China Builds 57-storey Building in 19 Days

March 13, 2015

A developer in China has set a new record after building a 57-storey block in less than 3 weeks.
The Mini Sky City building was put up brick by brick at a rate of three full storeys a day in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province in south-central China.
It has 800 apartments and office space for up to 4000 people.
Being a prefabricated building, most parts were made in a factory, transported to site and stacked up on top of each other.

china1The building has 800 apartments and enough office space for 4,000 people

china2The company that made the building claims that the construction technique used is one of the most profoundly innovative in human history

china4It was originally planned to be built up to a height of 220 stories, but it was cut down because of concern it was too close to a nearby airport


china6A segment of the building is rolled out of the factory

The company behind the construction, Broad Sustainable Building, previously built a 30-storey building in Changsha in just 15 days, and claims its technology is ‘the most profound innovation in human history’.
Watch the timelapse video below.

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