Timelapse Of 30-Story Building Built In 15 Days

January 11, 2012


This is a timelapse of a 30-story, state of the art hotel being built in China in a meager 15-days. Wow. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't stay there. Get it? I don't have the money for a hotel! I'll sleep in the rental.

Constructed in Dongting Lake in Hunan province, the hotel is 170,000 square feet and can withstand a 9.0 earthquake reports Treehugger.

According to the International Business Times, the prefabricated modules were put together in a factory and then placed on steel structures at the construction site.

The Chinese company behind the speedy design and building is Broad Group, a firm which previously built the 15-story Ark Hotel in Changsha, China, in just six days.

Meh, I built a 30-story LEGO tower in a single weekend once. "And what happened to it?" WTF do you think happened -- it collapsed before I was finished. Then I used the pieces to make a relatively anatomically correct LEGO woman. "Why?" I dunno, but if she tries to tell you that baby is mine she's lying!

Hit the jump for the video, but feel free to skip around. WTF do I care? I don't. About anything. I'm battling depression. :/

30-Story Hotel Built In 15 Days In China [huffingtonpost]

Thanks to Joanne, who takes her time building things. ESPECIALLY relationships. You don't want to rush all willy-nilly into a friendship only to find out later they're into Nickelback.

  • Industrial development, though a relatively little part of the whole development industry, is a very important element.

  • Tiger mom say 30 day too long, should of been done in 15.

  • Dom Barlow

    It appears to be in a field in the middle of nowhere. Because that's where I want my tower blocks O.o

  • Poopie.

  • yeah cheap quickly built chinese building? no thank you.

  • It's a specific type of crane (Tower Crane) designed to be disassembled and removed.  Commonly they break down into a few pieces which the actual crane itself can lower.  Cranes are surprisingly light, and don't need many of the counterweights once they have completed the project, therefor much of the heavier components can be lowered to the ground.

    The rest of the crane is taken apart piece by piece and removed with High Payload Helicopters.  The central shaft will become the elevators, which most of the components of can be lifted to the roof before the crane is removed or after, again with helicopters.

  • Ryan Huts

    China is to buildings as Ikea is to Furniture.

  • Shelbon

    This is the most realistic looking version of Minecraft I have ever seen.

  • Henry Kane

    Minecraft?? This is SimTower!! That game rocked so hard

  • Very interesting. The structure is pretty awesome. The compartmentalization adds to the ability to possibly customize to create larger apartments out of a few smaller ones. Also with the compartmentalization if they gave wiggle room with each block then whole thing can act as it's own counterweight balancing out as needed which would help with earthquakes. As for fires they obviously have sprinkler systems throughout the complex and regular fires don't get hot enough to seriously weaken steal. I was however interested in how they got the crane out. I mean they built it entirely into the building. I wonder if it's not just going to stay there to be able to modify the structure later. But yeah curious.

  • Mitchell Klein

    I'm thinking they took the crane into account. Shift the top of the crane a little and start pulling pieces out form the middle, end up using it for an elevator shaft?

  • Monochromatyczny Wojownik

    what about fire protection? all-steel construction building is likely to fall in case of fire



  • Darren McCoy

    How do they get the crane down at the end??

  • andres ortiz

    probably with another crane.

  • Reminds me of the intro to HIGNFY.

  • I want to stay in a high-rise built as fast as possible!!  Yeah, right...


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