30 Sep '13, 2pm

Here's a slice of what will be Sky City, the world's tallest building

Here's a slice of what will be Sky City, the world's tallest building

Back in May I wrote optimistically that the World's tallest prefab, Sky City, is breaking ground in June. While strictly speaking the ground was broken, that was about it; the construction was halted for what will probably be a couple of months, for more approvals. In the meantime, Broad Sustainable Buildings has built a slice of the building to test and refine the design. © Broad Sustainable Construction The slice of the building appears to be floors 165 through 173, where the building reduces to a square form for its final 32 floors. It is built with a different structural system than the other BSB structures, which had columns sitting on stubs built into the floors, and diagonal bracing to stiffen the structure and give it lateral stability; That system was only good for about 30 stories. © Broad Sustainable Construction Now the prefab floors are independent of the stru...

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