Broad Sustainable Building, the Chinese construction firm that is building a skyscraper intended to overtake the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest building, is 120 days behind schedule, despite initially promising it could finish the job in 90 days.
The edifice, to be called Sky City, is being built in Changsha, Hunan province, and will stand 838 metres high, 10 metres higher than the Burj Khalifa. However, founder Zhang Yue has admitted to Wired that the initial 90-day timeline has been pushed back, foundations are scheduled to be laid in November; if everything goes well, the building will be complete in March 2013.
Supertall buildings are nearly always wasteful and inefficient and terrible for the environment. The continued ridiculous pissing contest between various over-rich economies to have the tallest skyscraper distracts from actually innovative buildings that would benefit the lives of more than just a few rich fucks with tiny dicks.
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