“Sky City” to finally become world’s tallest building

For months architects and record keepers have been waiting for the plans of “Sky City” to be approved by the Chinese government, now the recently approved skyscraper is set to be built in 7 months (not the 90 days initially announced)

Last week, Broad Group announced it has received approval from the Chinese government and will break ground on the project in August, though according to Quartz's Lily Kuo, Broad Sustainable Building has pushed the building's schedule to a more modest seven months.

Sky City will be thirty feet (9 meters) taller than the current tallest building, Burj Khalifa, situated in the mega city Dubai. This titanic arcology will cost $140 per square foot to build, one-tenth the price of construction on the Burj Khalifa. Although the pace has been adjusted to a more modest seven months, it will still be an historic project with more than a floor completed per day.

These innovations in speed and cost are thanks entirely to Broad Group's pioneering use of modular construction. In 2011, BG's subsidiary Broad Sustainable Building completed a 30-story hotel built in just 15 days, its factory-prepared components slotted together like giant tinker-toys. BSB's hotel is still the world's tallest modular building, but the technology is spreading. A 32-story competitor is rising in Brooklyn, a 29-story imitator in London.

You can watch the video below to see what the building will look like on completion

(via The Atlantic Cities)

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