Greater City Providence

30-story building built in 15 days in China

I don’t think I actually want to work, live, visit, or walk by a 30-story building built in 15 days, but it is kinda cool nonetheless.

PS: One Financial Plaza (aka the Hospital Trust Tower) is 30-stories tall.

Via: io9

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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  • Bearing in mind that this is steel-framed and there’s very little concrete involved, I don’t think I’d have too many qualms about the safety of the building. It’s a giant Erector Set.

    Also, I would point out that the speed of the assembly has a lot to do with the siting: this building appears to be in the middle of nowhere, allowing the construction crew free run to do what they needed to do. Try doing that in a central city …

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