Archinect - News 2014-07-26T03:15:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/78369996/sky-city-world-s-tallest-building-stops-construction-due-to-lack-of-government-approval Sky City, world's tallest building, stops construction due to lack of government approval Archinect 2013-07-31T14:11:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T19:45:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e03fve8j3jx60i04.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yin Zhi, head of Beijing Tsinghua Urban Design Institute, said, "The technique that Broad Group uses has no precedent in the world, and the cost they promised is very low. So they either have some record breaking techniques or it&rsquo;s a lie. They are gambling. If they win, they will change the history of world architecture, but that's one chance in a million."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In China&rsquo;s Hunan province, ground was broken for the next "world's tallest skyscraper". It was a brave ambition. The developer Broad Group planned to build an 838 meter tower with 202 stories, in just 10 months. The tower would surpass the current tallest skyscraper, Dubai&rsquo;s Burj Khalifa by 10 meters. But the project has been halted over questions concerning feasibility and government permission.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73777777/sky-city-gets-approval-to-be-tallest-building-in-the-world-with-contruction-schedule-now-estimated-at-7-months "Sky City" gets approval, to be tallest building in the world, with contruction schedule now estimated at 7 months Archinect 2013-05-23T17:13:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T22:20:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/541a52b5d6f7bf146667a8250ac56466.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last week, Broad Group announced it has received approval from the Chinese government and will break ground on the project next month, though according to Quartz's Lily Kuo, Broad Sustainable Building has pushed the building's schedule to a more modest seven months.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62431708/could-australia-s-tallest-skyscraper-be-the-fastest-to-build Could Australia’s Tallest Skyscraper Be the Fastest to Build? Anna Johnson 2012-11-30T14:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T02:55:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lkcd2akzdycs5akv.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While becoming the tallest in architectural terms will always garner attention, taller building often harbour some of the lengthiest development periods. With a rise in the prominence of prefabrication, however, large is no longer necessarily equated with lengthy.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51518600/sky-city-world-s-tallest-building-to-be-built-in-90-days" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sky City: World&rsquo;s tallest building, to be built in 90 days</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51518600/sky-city-world-s-tallest-building-to-be-built-in-90-days Sky City: World’s tallest building, to be built in 90 days Archinect 2012-06-15T18:48:00-04:00 >2012-11-21T21:45:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6a61389c12537d50358c9c0af932c60d.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It took Dubai more than five years to build the 828-meter Burj Khalifa, the world&rsquo;s tallest building (for the moment, anyway). But Chinese architects and engineers reckon they need a mere 90 days to leave the Emiratis in the dust. At least, that's what they've claimed.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>BSB is renowned for its eye-opening construction efficiency. Its portfolio includes assembling a 15-story building in six days in June 2010, and erecting a 30-story hotel in 360 hours in December 2011.</em></p> <p> <em>The key to achieving such stunning speed is an innovative construction technique developed by BSB.</em></p> <p> <em>Most of the company&rsquo;s buildings are pieced together with prefabricated components from its factory. In this case, 95 percent of Sky City will be completed before breaking ground.</em></p> <p> <em>BSB explained to Xinhua that its goal of building Sky City is not to erect a new landmark in China, but to develop and put into use a &ldquo;medium-cost, super-saving utility building and to promote a futuristic urban lifestyle.&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/34030746/30-story-building-built-in-15-days 30-story building built in 15 days Archinect 2012-01-10T14:24:00-05:00 >2012-01-11T19:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vo32jjlq1frvdgv6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What can you accomplish in 360 hours? The Chinese sustainable building company, Broad Group, has yet attempted another impossible feat, building a 30-story tall hotel prototype in 360 hours, after building a 15-story building in a week earlier in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>