26 Jul

World’s tallest skyscraper start is stalled

I’ve been fascinated by Broad Group manufacturing. But their epic new project is stalled for now.

No megastructure to be built in 10 months just yet.

“Ground was broken for the world’s tallest skyscraper in an empty field in China’s Hunan Province last weekend. It was a festive and audacious occasion: the Broad Group, developer of the Sky City project, promised to build 202 floors stretched over 838 meters (2,749 feet) in a mere 10 months, using pre-fabricated modular, stackable pods that require less energy and materials than traditional construction methods.

The joy was short-lived.

On Tuesday, four days into the turbo-charged construction schedule, Sky City hit a snag: according to a (now-deleted) article in the local Xiaoxiang Morning Post — it was subsequently quoted widely in national-level Chinese media — local government officials suspended the project pending completion of a government approval process designed to ensure ‘safety and legality.’ In effect, the Broad Group hadn’t obtained a building permit.”

(Via World’s Tallest Skyscraper Remains a Hole in Chinese Ground – Bloomberg.)