Reality inched closer to Sim City (or Starcraft, pump out those barracks!) last month when China's Broad Corporation built a 30-story hotel prototype using prefabricated materials in 360 hours. Watch a time-lapse video of the construction site above.

Broad once built a 15-story building in six days. Now they've upped the ante with this new building near Hunan Province's Dongting Lake. Will this lead to crazy billionaires suddenly constructing vast viral metroplexes on the wide open spaces around the globe? Someday you'll be scanning the newsfeeds, only to discover that a clone of Dallas has materialized in the middle of Uzbekistan.


[Via Treehugger]