China “Builds 30-Storey Hotel in 15 Days”
This is rather old news for many of you, but as I see that many people haven’t encountered this article on their local news broadcasts, we will post it here again.
China’s latest boast is a 30 floor hotel built in only 15 days and supposedly able to withstand “magnitude 9″ earthquakes. The builders boast that they erected the 30-storey, 183,000 square foot hotel on a pristine Hunan province site in only 15 days, using prefabricated parts.
As if this were not enough, they claim the building is “5 times” more resistant to earthquakes than “conventional” buildings and can withstand “magnitude 9″ quakes – as certified by the China Academy of Building Research. Unfortunately, with this being a made in China project only the most gullible believe their claims – most seem convinced the building is going to meet the same fate as so much China-quality architecture.
Note: It’s not a prop for the next Michael Bay movie.