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Citius, Altius, Fortius ! Chinese company erects skyscraper in just 15 days.

In what could be termed as a gravity defying performance, engineers in China reportedly constructed a thirty-storeyed hotel building in just about 2 weeks — 360 hours to be precise. The approximately 17000 sq. m. high-rise near Dongting lake in Hunan province of China, built by a company named Broad Group, is said to be capable of withstanding earthquakes of the highest magnitudes.

The high-rise building is a steel-framed one where pre-fabricated components were erected and joined to complete the structure in that record period of time. While doing so the builders smashed their very own previous record of doing a 15-storeyed one in 6 days time in another place named Changsha. The construction, in spite of being performed at an unprecedented pace, is said to be of very high level of precision.

That’s not all. The 15-day spectacle came complete with elements like thermal insulation, soundproofing etc. The construction technology involved ensured drastic reduction of not only time but also of cement, thus proving quite economical as well. The same group is now reportedly planning for a much taller building to be completed at a similar or possibly even higher pace.

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