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Chinese builders create 30-story hotel in 15 days [VIDEO]

Posted by Melanie Nayer  January 10, 2012 10:46 AM

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Building a skyscraper generally takes years to complete, but a group of Chinese builders bucked the trend by constructing a 30-story hotel in just 15 days, the HuffingtonPost reports.

Constructed in Dongting Lake in Hunan province, the hotel is 170,000 square feet was put together using pre-made modules from a factory. The modules were then placed on steel structures at the construction site. The building is said to be able to withstand a 9.0-magnitude earthquake.

“It completely changes the way buildings are constructed and, I believe, is about to change the entire industry,” architect Lloyd Alter wrote on the blog Treehugger.

What do you think? Watch the time-lapse video of the hotel being built and share your thoughts.

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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