Chinese Build 15-Story Hotel In Just Six Days, Rest On Seventh

Six days. That's how long it took to build this level 9 Earthquake-resistant, sound-proofed, thermal-insulated 15-story hotel in Changsha, complete with everything, from the cabling to three-pane windows. The foundations were already built, but it's just impressive.

The wonders of prefabricated construction modules and modern construction techniques will never cease to amaze me. I just can't understand why every single building is not pre-made in factories first, for optimal energy, material and time savings, not to talk about a more efficient and cheaper end result and, in the case of the Ark Hotel, only 1% construction waste. [Archdaily]

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And over here in the U.S., the World Trade Center is just about finished, right?

I'm just guessing they're about cut the ribbon, it's been 9 years. Plenty of time, right?