Scrambler

‚ÄčAn Australian Creative Director and Strategist fumbles through life in America. Live from New York.

An Australian Creative Director and Strategist fumbles through life New York City.

Nope, Not Moving There.

A Chinese government building company called Broad Group has announced that they are building the world's tallest building - and that they are going to do it in under 90 days. This building has been on the cards for a while, but the speed they plan to build at - 5 stories a day - is a little, ahhhh, ridiculous.

This building is 220 stories high, rises 838 metres from the ground and include schools, a hospital, 17 helipads and apartments for over 30,000 people. Oh, and a British engineering firm has voiced their concerns that it looks as if the Chinese plans don't take into account any wind resistance contingencies...quite a big deal for a building that rises like a mountain off the surface of the Earth.

As a point of reference, a team of builders has been working from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week at my complex to attempt to replace some broken piping. This has so far taken them 4 weeks, and my home is currently surrounded on all sides by a bog that resembles the aftermath of the Battle of the Somme. These guys are just your typical worker: that is to say, highly retarded and terribly inefficient at doing anything.

Judging by this and the other run ins I've had with manual labour in this country, I shan't be rushing to snatch up an apartment. That thing will fall down within 20 minutes.

For a sense of scale, here's what it would look like in Chicago. Bahahahahaha, goodbye.