China builds ‘world’s tallest building‘
“Sky City” in Changsha, Hunan Province, China will be world’s tallest skyscraper building by April 2014.
It will be 220 floors above ground with a total height of 838 meters; will have a planned construction time of only 10 months; and cost 1.5 billion US$.
This will stand tallest at 838 meters/2749 ft. till the “Kingdom Tower” of Saudi Arabia is finally constructed. Its proposed height is 5,280 ft. which will be more than twice the height of Changsha’s structure at 2,749 ft.
There will be 104 high-speed elevators; 10 fires escape routes, which can evacuate people each floor within 15 minutes; the building will be fire-resistant for up to three hours.
It will also have 17 helipads.
Sport facilities will include 6 basketball courts, 10 tennis courts.
Plans include preserving green space around the building.
This “city” building will house shops, restaurants, offices, 5 schools, an elderly care centre, and a hospital on the lower levels; while 31,400 people apartments and 1,000 guests’ hotels would make up the upper levels.
The 4-layered glass windows will keep the temperature of the building constant between 20 to 27°C.
The air indoors will be filtered to 20 times cleaner than the outside air.
The lamps used in the building will be energy saving LED.
The building is designed against earthquakes of up to 9.0 on the Richter Scale.
800 meters in 6 months: Sky City Tower