Saturday, June 23, 2012

30-Storey Building in 15 Days

The Western media would have you believe that China is still a very backward country full of country bumpkins who live under the rock simply because their media is censored. Honestly, media censorship is not uncommon in the world today. Even modern democracies like Japan practices some form of media censorship. Malaysia also practices very strong media intervention. The Western media would have you believe that people in China have no access to information.

The facts clearly show that China is no longer a backward-ass country. This article is another example of why this is so. Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), a Chinese architectural company will attempt to build the world's tallest building in 90 days. The building will be 220 storeys high, slightly more than the 209 storeys that the Burj Khalifa has.

BSB is arguably a leading innovator in architecture. The estimated cost for this new building is about RMB4 billion (USD628 million), much, much lower than the USD2.2 billion price tag of the Burj Khalifa. In case you are about to argue that it is because of the low wages etc, the new building is also cheaper than the USD1.5 billion Shanghai tower.

The lower cost is due to BSB's innovative building technique as well as their impeccable project management. The video below illustrates what I mean. BSB built a 30-storey building in 15 days. Imagine your apartment being built in less than two weeks! This is the kind of efficiency that Malaysians can only salivate over.