Video Of The Week - A 30-Story Hotel In 360 Hours

By Meera Dolasia on February 13, 2012

Construction can be a slow laborious process - The bigger the building, the more time it takes right? Apparently not, if you take a look at this time-lapse video of a 30-story, 183,00 square foot T30 hotel that recently went up in China's Hunan Province - It's total construction time? A mere 360 hours!

Two hundred super speedy construction workers toiled round the clock for  15-days, painstakingly mounting the sustainable prefabricated modules onto a steel structure. And for those who believe that this can only result in shoddy architecture, think again.

According to The Broad Group, the Chinese firm behind this hotel, it is strong enough to withstand a 9.0 magnitude earthquake - Or in other words, much stronger than structures constructed in the old-fashioned way! And that's not all - The building is also 'green' - It is five times more energy efficient than similar structures and, generates a fraction of the waste!

Resource:  inhabitat.com

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  • mangoday23
    mangoday23Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 5:31 am
    That is amazing how people can do that!
    • fireman10956
      fireman10956Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:25 pm
      coolest thing ever
      • krish10
        krish10Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm
        wOW!
        • bridgetSunday, February 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm
          no way
          • bridgetSunday, February 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm
            impossible
            • ogod
              ogodMonday, November 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm
              cool
              • timzoneMonday, November 4, 2013 at 11:21 am
                that is so cool i wish they did that on everything!!!
                • dichThursday, October 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm
                  cool
                  • shock12
                    shock12Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm
                    wow
                    • gregWednesday, May 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm
                      I like that

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