1. silicon valley
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    14 Nov '10 08:17
    with vid!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101112/bs_yblog_upshot/chinese-workers-build-15-story-hotel-in-just-six-days
  2. Standard memberPBE6
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    15 Nov '10 18:05
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    with vid!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101112/bs_yblog_upshot/chinese-workers-build-15-story-hotel-in-just-six-days
    $50 says someone dies as a result of shoddy construction within the first year of operations. Any takers?
  3. Standard memberjoneschr
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    15 Nov '10 20:551 edit
    Given the recent press about fires and building failures in China, I wouldn't take that bet. But it's still pretty impressive. Whether it was rushed or not, that's a lot of people and machinery to synchronize. Someone is a logistical master.
  4. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    16 Nov '10 05:49
    Police detained unlicensed welders Tuesday for accidentally starting a fire that engulfed a high-rise apartment building under renovation in China's business capital, leaving 53 people dead and scores more in hospitals.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/15/world/main7056065.shtml?tag=channelMore;pop
  5. Cape Town
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    16 Nov '10 06:46
    Originally posted by PBE6
    $50 says someone dies as a result of shoddy construction within the first year of operations. Any takers?
    I worked at a newly built hotel in Zambia, and I can assure you that shoddy building work is practically status quo. I don't think the Chinese building will fall down though, and I don't think the speed of construction greatly affected the quality of work. It was a prefabricated building. If there are problems they are most likely due to poor design, or poor quality parts.
  6. Subscribersonhouse
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    22 Nov '10 22:29
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    with vid!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101112/bs_yblog_upshot/chinese-workers-build-15-story-hotel-in-just-six-days
    And on the seventh day, they didn't get to rest.....
  7. Standard memberPalynka
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    22 Nov '10 22:34
    Originally posted by PBE6
    $50 says someone dies as a result of shoddy construction within the first year of operations. Any takers?
    I'd take it...
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