Record-smashing 2km high tower planned for China
636-floor skyscraper proposed by speed-building Chinese firm's CEO
The chief executive of Broad Sustainable Building, a Chinese construction firm, plans to build at a two-kilometre high, 636-floor tower, “The Made-in-China CEO" magazine, reports.
In an interview with the Reuters magazine, Zhang Yue, CEO of Broad Sustainable Building, said: “One hundred per cent. Some say that it’s sensationalism to construct such a tall building. That’s not so. Land shortages are already a grave problem.
“There’s also the very serious transportation issue. We must bring cities together and stretch for the sky in order to save cities and save the Earth,” he added.
Zhang failed to mention when and where the 2-km high tower will be launched.
Sky City 220, another project by the company which will see the construction of an 838-metre high tower (10 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa), is set to be completed in four month's time from ground-breaking using the rapid-construction techniques that Zhang's company has invented.
Sky City will have schools, a hospital, 17 helipads and house 30,000 people.
Last December, the firm completed a 30-storey hotel in Hunan province in mere 15 days.
Zhang says his next plans are for a 50-story building, and perhaps a couple more with 30 floors, while he arranges funding for Sky City 220.
He also hopes, according to the magazine, to set up franchises so such buildings can go up anywhere; he has seven in China so far, and is aiming for 150 around the world.
In June, Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) Chairman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, said the 1km high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah will be completed by mid-2017.
Later, an Azerbaijan company said it plans to build the tallest tower in the world, likely to be completed between 2020 and 2025, standing at 1,050 metres and surrounded by a number of artificial islands and a Formula One racetrack.