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.
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.
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.