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Post  VirtualDalek on Fri 21 Jun 2013, 22:33

China are about to/have started excavating out land for Sky City, the tallest prefab in the world, housing an entire city. From schools to hospitals, the new skyscraper is to be an entire city in one building. Said to have over a hundred elevators, it will be 2,750 ft tall. For comparison, the Empire State Building is a mere 1,454 ft tall, less than half the size.

Full article here: http://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/one-building-one-city-worlds-tallest-prefab-breaking-ground-june.html

Thoughts? Is upwards the way to go?

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Post  Guest on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 10:15

That is pretty cool and eliminates the problems of space that we have, especially in populous countries such as China and India. Just hope none of the inhabitants are afraid of heights. Razz

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Post  Pendrin on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 13:59

A nice idea, but as Scary says, the prices are likely to be too high so it's likely to flop. Even so, it is a good method of space saving and being more Eco-friendly for a growing population. My only concern is when the have a power cut and the elevators stop working Razz
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