Wednesday, November 21, 2012


A construction company yesterday revealed plans to build the world's tallest skyscraper, called Sky City, which will stand 2,749ft tall and have a phenomenal 220 floors. This half-mile high superstructure will be 32ft taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - the current tallest building - and is expected to cost almost half as much.

Sky City will be Changsha in southeast China and is being designed by Chinese-based Broad Group. It will house 17,400 people and also boast hotels, hospitals, schools and office space with occupants using 104 high-speed lifts to get around.

What's even more amazing is that it will only take three months to construct will mean nine of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in the world are in Asia. This astonishing pace of construction, which will see five stories go up a day, is the result of a revolutionary method of prefabricated buildings where blocks are built off site and slotted together to save time.

Despite concerns about its structural rigidity, Broad Group says the half-mile high building will be able to withstand a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. They've also tested their method of prefabrication having built last year 30-storey tower in 15 days.

Article by Damien Gayle, Daily Mail. Click here to read

Photos copyright of Broads/


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  2. SickoRicko, sorry for the delayed response. I only just saw that there was post. I've read your blog before, actually. I also have another blog site which is dedicated to beautiful men called, There is nothing better than tall things in my mind (cocks, buildings, food, etc). How did you enjoy Palm Springs. It was a hot mother fucker summer this year but it's now in better temps. I'll post a link on my blogs to your sickoricko. Thanks for contacting me for a fellow height-o-phile.


  3. Hi Mark - No problem! Jerry and I loved Palm Springs! If I could afford it, I'd move there. But the summers could possibly make me want to leave! Thanks for the link, I'll do the same for your Treasure Trail blog, which I visit from time to time.