Chinese skyscraper: 57 floors in 19 days (time-lapse video)

Chinese skyscraper: 57 floors in 19 days (time-lapse video)

Using factory pre-built pieces, skyscraper with 800 apartments & office space for 4,000 people built in 19 days in Changsha, China. World's tallest 200-floor skyscraper, next project.

One stage in the building in China of a 57-floor skyscraper in 19 days at the rate of 3 floors per day, released in a time-lapse video. (Source: YouTube)


Chinese skyscraper: 57 floors in 19 days 

The building in China of a 57-floor skyscraper in 19 days at the rate of 3 stories per day has been released in a time-lapse video.

The time-lapse video shows the building steps speeded up to make them easier to understand:

The new building, named Mini Sky City, is located in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha and has 800 apartments, office space for 4,000 people and 19 atriums.

The Chinese pre-fab construction company that built the skyscraper, Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), now claims to be the world's fastest builder.

Artist's drawing of Sky City. Planned to be the world's tallest skyscraper at 200 floors (Source: Wikipedia).

The building was assembled using a modular method. 2,736 modules were built in a factory over a four-and-a-half month period before construction began. These blocks were then assembled during construction.  This method has also been used to assemble high-rise apartment blocks in the UK and the US.

Construction took place in two bursts interrupted by bad weather with the first 20 floors completed last year and the last 37 floors in January and February this year.

The pre-fab structure is cheaper to build (using less water and concrete), safe and earthquake-proof but obviously cannot meet all personalised demands because it is prefabricated.

The company's next project is to build the world's tallest 200-floor skyscraper in Changsha, called Sky City, in three months.

Sky City will house over 30,000 people in a structure with 104 elevators and 838 meters tall. It will cost $1,500 per square meter, compared to $15,000 for the current tallest building in the world the Burj Tower in Dubai.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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  • apartment (noun): a set of rooms for living in that is part of a large building - ห้องชุด, อพาร์ทเมนท์
  • assemble: to make something by joining separate parts - ประกอบ
  • atrium: a large open hall, usually made of glass, that goes up through many floors of a building - ห้องโถง, ห้องที่ปล่อยไว้โล่งๆ ไม่มีอะไรกีดกั้น, ห้องขนาดใหญ่ที่ปล่อยไว้โล่ง ๆ.
  • block: a solid piece of stone, wood, ice etc with straight sides - ท่อนหิน, ท่อนไม้, ก้อนใหญ่, ชิ้นใหญ่
  • block: buildings that form part of a school, prison, hospital, etc. which are used for a particular purpose - ตึกใหญ่
  • burst: to move or break into a place very suddenly - พังเข้า, รีบเข้า
  • capital: the most important town or city of a country, usually where the central government operates from - เมืองหลวง
  • claim (noun): saying that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it - ข้ออ้าง ข้อกล่าวหา
  • compare (verb): to show or state that somebody/something is similar to somebody/something else - เปรียบเทียบ
  • concrete: a hard substance used in building made by mixing cement, sand, small stones, and water - คอนกรีต
  • construction: the work of building or making something, especially buildings, bridges, etc. - การก่อสร้าง
  • current: of the present time - ปัจจุบัน
  • demand: a very firm request for something - ข้อเรียกร้อง, การเรียกร้อง
  • earthquake: a sudden shaking movement of the ground - แผ่นดินไหว
  • elevator: a lift; a machine that carries people or things up or down between different levels of a tall building - ลิฟต์
  • floor: one "story" or level in a building - ชั้นอาคาร, ชั้นของตึก
  • high-rise: a building is very tall with many floors or levels - อาคาร ซึ่งมีหลายชั้น
  • interrupt: to make something stop for a period of time - ทำให้หยุดชะงัก
  • located: where something is - ตั้งอยู่
  • method: a particular way of doing something - วิธีการ,วิธีดำเนินการ
  • modular: made with modules - ประกอบด้วยหน่วยแยกต่างๆ ที่สามารถรวมกันได้
  • module: one separate part of a system or computer program - มอดูล
  • obviously: clearly - เห็นได้ชัด, อย่างชัดแจ้ง
  • office space (noun): offices that can be rented; square meters of offices in a building that are available for renting -
  • period: a particular length of time - ระยะเวลา
  • personalise (verb): make something special for one person - ทำให้เป็นส่วนตัว, ทำให้เป็นลักษณะส่วนบุคคล, ทำให้ของบุคคล
  • pre-fab: made in sections that can be put together later - โครงสร้างชิ้นส่วนสำเร็จรูป
  • prefabricated: made in sections that can be put together later - โครงสร้างชิ้นส่วนสำเร็จรูป
  • proof: information, documents, etc. that show that something is true - การพิสูจน์
  • provincial (adj): related to "provinces" , the different parts of a country - ประจำจังหวัด, ส่วนท้องถิ่น
  • rate: the level or speed at which something happens or changes, or the amount or number of times it happens or changes in a particular period - อัตรา
  • release: the act of making something available to the public - การนำออกแสดง, การออกวางจำหน่าย
  • skyscraper: a very tall building containing offices or flats - ตึกสูงมาก
  • space: an area or a place that is empty or that can be moved about freely - ที่ว่าง
  • stage: a part of an activity or process or a period of development - ช่วง, ระยะ, ตอน
  • structure: something large such as a building or a bridge that is built from different parts - โครงสร้าง
  • time-lapse (adj.): (of photography) using a method in which a series of individual pictures of a process are shown together so that something that really happens very slowly is shown as happening very quickly - ซึ่งเกี่ยวกับเทคนิคการถ่ายภาพอย่างช้าๆ
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