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The World’s Newest Tallest Building [VIDEO]

Sky CityI know that you have heard that one before. The last time was for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s current tallest building in Dubai, at 830 meters or 2722 feet high. It took the contractors five years and $1.5 billion to build.

We thought that was amazing until we heard about the newest one scheduled to begin construction this month in Changsha, China.  The project, labeled Sky City, will be exactly that and the statistics will make your head spin.

According to Treehugger, the tower will be 838 meters or 2,749 feet 4.5 inches tall. That is slightly over half a mile in the air, but wait, that's not all:

“The numbers continue to stagger. In one building, there will be accommodation for 4450 families in apartments ranging from 645 SF to 5,000 SF, 250 hotel rooms, 100,000 SF of school, hospital and office space, totalling over eleven million square feet.”

While the Burj Khalifa took five years to build, this one is prefabricated and was originally scheduled to be assembled in 90 days. However, because of a lengthy approval process, that construction period will now be extended to 7 months, still pretty amazing for any building. Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB) is confident that they can achieve the schedule. BSB already built a 30 story hotel in 48 hours and another in 15 days. They are ready to make this major building a reality.

Check out the video of the proposed construction below.

Artist's conception of Sky City from BSB


William Gallahue's picture

The rendering is very beautiful but I don't see how such minimal infrastructure can support a project of this magnitude. I don't see proper allotments for traffic, public transit, etc ... especially since this building will be a hub within the city. Let's see it built ... those tree filled parcels will likely end up as parking lots.

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