I 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.” Read more » about The World’s Newest Tallest Building [VIDEO]