Update on Sky City and mini Sky City skyscrapers

The South China Morning Post mentioned the stalled Broad Group 202 story Sky City project. Chairman Zhang Yue said the firm did not use bank credit to fund its development, but he did not rule out getting bank loans to finance the “Sky-city” project. It has a construction budget of nine billion yuan (HK$11.3 billion), a fraction of that of other super skyscrapers.

Broad Sustainable Buildings have six main advantages:

﹣ 90% factory-made
﹣ 5 times more energy efficient
﹣ 99% of inside air pollution (PM2.5) eliminated
﹣ will not collapse in a 9.0 magnitude earthquake
﹣ material saving
﹣ land saving

This claim of needing financing is confusing to me. Broad Group is making a lot of money and has huge growth from its air purification systems and other products.

Developers finished 37 structures higher than 200 meters, or about 50 stories, in China last year, the most in the world, according to the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organization that maintains the world’s largest free database on tall buildings.

By 2020, China may be home to six of the world’s 10 highest skyscrapers, including Suzhou’s 700-meter (2,297-foot) Zhongnan Center.

“With roughly 250 million people set to move into Chinese cities in the next decade or so, the pace of urban construction — including road, rail and water infrastructure and cultural institutions, in addition to tall buildings — has outstripped any previous period in human history,” the tall-buildings council.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the world’s leading resource for professionals focused on the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities. The CTBUH now claim that the mini Sky City skyscraper being built in Changsha will only be 57 stories tall (about the height of the 60 story Woolworth Building) and not 97 stories (about Empire State Building height).

No updated photos or reports of the J57 or the J97 building for about 3 months. If it was only 57 stories and was already at 24 stories in May then it should be done by now

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