Dubai residents will surely be disappointed to hear that a Chinese construction company plans on building the world’s tallest tower, beating out the Burj Khalifa by approximately 10 metres.

But what will get them really riled up is Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) plan to build the world’s tallest tower in only 3 months. To give you some perspective, the Burj Khalifa took five years to build.

“Sky City” is slated for construction in Changsha, the provincial capital of Hunan Province. The structure will be 220 storeys and cost $628 million USD to build. BSB are known for their prefabrication techniques which often sees them completing most of the structures they build before they even break ground. This means 95 per cent of Sky City will be completed before ground is broken.

BSB have the credentials to back up their claims at efficiency and speed too. Back in 2011 they erected a 30 storey hotel in only 360 hours.

Seems like constructing the world’s tallest anything just isn’t much of a challenge anymore, but we’re still anxious to see the finished product. In the meantime, check out some renderings below:



Comparison chart image courtesy of CNN GO

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