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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  • fireman10956
    fireman109563/26/2014
    coolest thing ever
    • krish10
      krish103/24/2014
      wOW!
      • bridget2/2/2014
        no way
        • bridget2/2/2014
          impossible
          • ogod
            ogod11/18/2013
            cool
            • timzone11/4/2013
              that is so cool i wish they did that on everything!!!
              • dich10/17/2013
                cool
                • shock12
                  shock125/18/2013
                  wow
                  • greg5/15/2013
                    I like that
                    • emma5/15/2013
                      that is amazing I wonder if they can do It here it would be so much better for the enviroment

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