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Old August 3rd, 2013, 02:30 PM   #1821
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Ok...clearly they are grading a site for something.

This one is in the realm of 'believe it when I see it'. Waiting on foundation work.

...or will this one not have a foundation?...
Of course this will have a foundation like every other tower
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 05:42 PM   #1822
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Is this true? Wikipedia-'' On July 25, 2013, it was reported that the construction was interrupted by the authorities, because the building did not receive permission to build.''
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 06:04 PM   #1823
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they seem to have gotten permission for foundation work. the rest is pending for approval.
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 06:32 PM   #1824
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they seem to have gotten permission for foundation work. the rest is pending for approval.
lets hope they'll get the permits for the superstructure until they're ready with the foundations
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 06:36 PM   #1825
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Sky City, a 208-storey skyscraper in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province,
aims to be the world's tallest building when it is completed in April 2014. At 838 metres,
it is expected to be 10 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Developer Broad Group held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 20, 2013.
The building is slated to open in May or June 2014.



Chinese steel not safe enough for Sky City project.

Friday, 02 August, 2013


Industry criticises developer's contention that only foreign steel will meet structural demands of
record-breaking prefab skyscraper in Hunan.

The Chinese developer who aims to give China the world's tallest building will not be using Chinese steel.

Citing safety concerns, Broad Group president Zhang Yue said yesterday the company would use only
foreign steel for its controversial 838-metre Sky City tower in Changsha - a project he hopes to complete
in a record-breaking seven months.

"The hundreds of thousands of tonnes steel used by Sky City will come from the most technologically advanced country,
Luxembourg, with very high price, tariffs and a huge transport cost," Zhang said in statement.

"It is not very environmentally correct to transport such an amount of steel more than 20,000 kilometres,
but my reasoning tells me safety must be prioritised," he said, without saying why he thought domestic steel was less safe.

The decision immediately drew fire from the country's struggling steel industry,
which questioned why domestic steel was inadequate for the building's modular design.

"Why don't they use Chinese steel?" Qi Xiangdong , deputy secretary general of the China Steel Industry Association.
"Home-made steel should be qualified for building construction."

Qi said the Sky City project could have provided a big economic and morale boost to the domestic steel industry
which had been suffering overcapacity and sluggish demand.

The Chinese steel industry lost nearly 700 million yuan (HK$878 million) in June, with more than 40 per cent of
steelmakers pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, the association said in a report released on Wednesday.

"The project can bring much needed boost to the national economy and the industry," Qi said.
"They must provide a convincing explanation with evidence why home-made steel cannot do the job."

The Shanghai office of Luxembourg steel giant ArcelorMittal declined to comment on the statement.

Broad plans to build the entire Sky City project by April next year.
The structure, which would be located in suburban Changsha, would house 30,000 occupants
at an estimated cost of nine billion yuan.

Some have raised doubts about the safety of the innovative design; modular construction
has never been attempted for anything approaching this scale before.
A pair of reports carried by Xinhua last week said the project had not yet received necessary approvals,
which was taken as a sign authorities were balking at the plan.

Until now, the steel industry had been a source of support for the project.

Wang Yuanqing , a structural steel expert with Tsinghua University's School of Civil Engineering,
said domestic steel meets general needs in building construction, except for a few special
uses that demand an extremely high robustness or other special properties.

"In theory, domestic steel can used; in practice, they might have other considerations," Wang said.
He said Sky City had become a controversial topic in mainland civil engineering and architecture circles
due to its massive size and scale.


"Many experts still doubt whether the government will eventually approve its construction," Wang said.

link: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/artic...y-city-project



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Old August 3rd, 2013, 06:40 PM   #1826
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Oooh, but things like this also creates new opportunities.

I hope they choose Dutch steel if they go ahead. We can use a little boost for our economy
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Old August 4th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #1827
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Is it true that the implementation of the project is only 4 months
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Old August 4th, 2013, 07:40 AM   #1828
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Not yet proven true. [as far as i know.]
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Old August 4th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #1829
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Sky City, a 208-storey skyscraper in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province,
aims to be the world's tallest building when it is completed in April 2014. At 838 metres,
it is expected to be 10 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Developer Broad Group held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 20, 2013.
The building is slated to open in May or June 2014.


I like how they are starting to push the completion date back.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #1830
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i do not like that very much, but was to be expected
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Old August 4th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #1831
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As long as they ever build it
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Old August 4th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #1832
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Fast production supertalls? Commietalls?
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Old August 5th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #1833
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Quote:
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I hope they choose Dutch steel if they go ahead. We can use a little boost for our economy
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"The hundreds of thousands of tonnes steel used by Sky City will come from the most technologically advanced country,
Luxembourg...
Not Holland, but Luxembourg. The. Most. Technologically. Advanced. Country.

Luxembourg.

Remember that name, Germany.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 10:29 AM   #1834
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Old August 6th, 2013, 12:48 PM   #1835
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Not Holland, but Luxembourg. The. Most. Technologically. Advanced. Country.

Luxembourg.

Remember that name, Germany.
Does Accelor Mittal even have factories in Luxembourg?
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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #1836
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looks like they are building cabins for the workers. they are really serious about that, although they do not have permission yet. so it looks like they will indeed start laying the foundation and hopefully have it approved when they want to start having the building rise.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #1837
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Are they building factory?
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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:41 PM   #1838
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Did J220's inspiration come from an art portrayed in a building in Brazil which the Broad Group's chairman stumbled on?
http://helicopterkits.blogspot.com/2...teros-and.html

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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #1839
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Does Accelor Mittal even have factories in Luxembourg?
Nope, only offices.
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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #1840
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Thx for all the big updates, it's really exciting to look on them
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