A construction company from China unveiled plans to lift in just three months, the highest skyscraper in the world, which is projected to reach 838 meters, thus exceeding ten meters the building Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently tallest building in the world. With a total of 220 floors and 838 meters, “Sky City” will be built in Changsha, in southeastern China.
The building will house 17,400 people and will also include hotels, hospitals, schools and office spaces, providing 104 high-speed elevators for residents to move inside. The ”Superstructure” more than 800 meters in high, is expected to exceed with ten meters the building Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building today.
The most impressive aspect about “City of Sky” is that designers – Broad Group – plan to start and finish construction in just 90 days. Thus, the pace of construction will consist of five stories per day, following the revolutionary method of prefabricated buildings, that in order to save time, blocks are built off-site and then assembled together.
Despite concerns expressed on the stiffness of the structure, Broad Group representatives said that the building will be able to withstand an earthquake of 9 degrees on the Richter scale.
This is not the first idea of building China Broad Group group that impressed by the short duration of work last year managed to build a 30-story building in 15 days.
The group will hire 3,000 workers for the “Sky City”, which will cover an area of one million square meters and will need 200,000 tons of steel, the desired result is a true miniature city.
In total, the building will include 5,000 residential properties that will accommodate 17,400 residents and 1,000 customers hotels, a hospital, five schools and office space with a total capacity of 31,000.
The price for “City of Sky” will be about 500 million euros.
For the work to begin, Broad Group is expecting final approval from the Chinese government, hoping that the project will begin in late December and will be completed before April 2013.