World’s tallest skycraper to go up in 90 days?

China’s Broad Sustainable Building Corp., which uses prefabrication technology to erect buildings with incredible speed, has announced plans to build a 220-story building, more than half a mile high.   It would be the world’s tallest skyscraper, just slightly taller than the current tallest, Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Current world's tallest

Current world’s tallest

Construction was scheduled to start this month (January 2013) and the timetable was completion in 90 days, with 95 percent of the construction work being assembly of components off-site.

But I haven’t found any indication that construction actually has started or whether the timetable is still 90 days, or extended to 210 days, which still would be amazingly fast.

Erecting such a building would be an amazing feat, although some question whether the project is feasible or useful.

Click on the following for background.

Sky City One Postponed?

Chinese prefab skyscraper builder sets sights higher … much, much higher

China’s ‘Instant Buildings’: Just Add Labor, Fireworks and a Cow

Why China’s Sky City One Is a Bad Idea

Chinese firm erects 30-story hotel in 15 days

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