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Old September 26th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #721
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we do not have sources for the approval yet, so no it is not approved as far as we know
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Old September 28th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #722
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I just have to say, I'm so proud of Changsha! My birthplace is finally getting a spot on the map!
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Old September 28th, 2012, 01:07 AM   #723
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The concept of the super-scraper and surrounding nature is perfect. [...] If you can fit 100,000 people and everything they need into each tower, you can get rid of the roads, and powerlines and congestion of a typical city. Connect 20 of these and you have a city of 2 million in a small area with nothing but natural Earth around them. This is the future.
Utopia.

You still need power plants around, sewage processing facilities, logistic terminals to supply inhabitants with goods and food, you can't place factories in such buildings due to vibrations, pollution and so on.

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Old September 28th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #724
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Utopia.

You still need power plants around, sewage processing facilities, logistic terminals to supply inhabitants with goods and food, you can't place factories in such buildings due to vibrations, pollution and so on.

Not to forget that if a natural disaster happens (like it usually does) you have a completely devastated city with 2 million homeless people. In that case what do you do? So yeah, the idea of having all these utopian cities can be quite complex. More than just saying: glue 20 of these together.

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Old September 28th, 2012, 06:53 AM   #725
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Utopia.

You still need power plants around, sewage processing facilities, logistic terminals to supply inhabitants with goods and food, you can't place factories in such buildings due to vibrations, pollution and so on.

I think this kind of building will redefine the way humanity will live in the future. Maybe not in Europe or the United States where living space is not an issue, but for Asia and I especially want to highlight countries like India or Bangladesh, this could be the future.

I also believe that this building could be powered autonomously by LENR-derived energy technologies such as the "E-cat" currently being developed in Italy by an engineer called Andrea Rossi from the University of Bologna. This technology, which has just received independent verification by SGS and is co-developed by Siemens can provide heat and chilling as well as electricity in the range of several Megawatts on demand.

I know this goes a bit off topic for a Skyscraper Forum, but please have a look here. It is an Energy Revolution in the making and I an ensure you no hoax as the development is too advanced and too often confirmed by independent sources:

It produces no radiation, no radioactive waste, does not cause CO2 emissions, the reacting material is very durable and cheap (Nickel and Hydrogen) and the end product copper can be sold at a higher value than Nickel.

http://ecatfusion.com/e-cat/the-worl...n-through-lenr

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Old September 28th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #726
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Utopia.

You still need power plants around, sewage processing facilities, logistic terminals to supply inhabitants with goods and food, you can't place factories in such buildings due to vibrations, pollution and so on.

Powerplant a few Km's away with underground cables (no power outages) with subways connecting the towers (no roads) that would also bring industrial zone (factories) materials to the people, and finally all that land could be farms for local food production. Current cities occupy a lot of land that could be used to grow food and raise animals.

natural disasters: It would depend on what kind. Earthquakes would be handled better than lots of new and old buildings dotting the land, some safe some not. Floods would cause damage to the base. All the people above would be safer. Hurricane: I have to think about that one... Fire? I have to think about that one too.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #727
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Wow the new design is beautiful! I Like It!
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Old September 29th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #728
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Are they really building this in less than a year??? If they do, then I'll just pray it won't be another "Made in China" Disaster Story..
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Old September 29th, 2012, 02:42 PM   #729
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Are they really building this in less than a year??? If they do, then I'll just pray it won't be another "Made in China" Disaster Story..
I highly doubt they will
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Old September 29th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #730
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That's a pretty simple design but it's classy, I like it . If the chinese succeed in erecting the tallest building ever within a year, I'll be astounded...would be incredible but for some reason I still can't beleive such a challenge is possible. Only time will tell now...
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Old September 30th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #731
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Hi all,
Very ambitious project, and the new renderings look better than the old visuals (it's still not great architecture, the top looks pretty wacky in particular) , however I still don't see how it is a real proposal.
Does it have an all steel core? How much is it gonna sway? Concrete core - forget about building it in less than a year.
This super short construction time is - in a way - just playing with numbers anyway...even if the construction's fast, a building like this needs much longer time for pre-fab. You won't be able call this company and get a megatall of your own in less than a year. They'll need years to manufacture the parts in a factory that they can assemble on site very fast. This method - once fully developed - may still have huge advantages cost-wise, but there are still many questions to be answered till then...as of now it feels more like a publicity stunt rather that a real solid plan. But let's see what happens!

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Old October 1st, 2012, 01:11 AM   #732
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http://www.wired.com/design/2012/09/...nt-skyscraper/

with a new picture:

"On this farmland in Hunan Province, Broad Sustainable Building plans to construct a 220-story skyscraper—the tallest in the world."

- Photo: Noah Sheldon


looks like it is indeed planned to be build outside on farmlands, well makes it easier for this kind of construction to prepare i guess, because they have a lot of space
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Old October 1st, 2012, 04:05 AM   #733
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After seeing that picture, I don't like it again.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 10:27 AM   #734
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Old October 1st, 2012, 10:38 AM   #735
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So they're going to build this in the middle of nowhere?
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Old October 1st, 2012, 11:39 AM   #736
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Helipads on the tower for evacuation

Found more renderings of the tower. There are lots of helipads integrated to assure instant evacuation in case of emergency.
http://helicopterkits.blogspot.com/2...elopments.html



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Old October 1st, 2012, 01:33 PM   #737
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http://www.wired.com/design/2012/09/...nt-skyscraper/

with a new picture:

"On this farmland in Hunan Province, Broad Sustainable Building plans to construct a 220-story skyscraper—the tallest in the world."

- Photo: Noah Sheldon


looks like it is indeed planned to be build outside on farmlands, well makes it easier for this kind of construction to prepare i guess, because they have a lot of space
Actually this is a very good idea because it makes living in the building an option even for people like me, who would never live in a dense city center because of the lack of nature. i said this many times before and I'll say it again, this project is pure perfection
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Old October 1st, 2012, 06:18 PM   #738
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So they're going to build this in the middle of nowhere?
Just like Taipei 101...It's in the middle of nowhere..
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:06 PM   #739
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Found more renderings of the tower.


These trees cannot be assembled out of ready made branches and roots!
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:57 PM   #740
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