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.