Chairman Zhang’s flatpack skyscrapers
On the outskirts of Changsha in southern China stands a new tower, which, among other skyscrapers, is unlikely to win any kind of architectural beauty awards. The size of it is modest by Chinese standards. However, what is startling about this particular building, is the speed at which it was built. Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Yue, is the man responsible and according to him – this is only the beginning. Under his oversight, it took just 19 days to build a 57-storey tower that has triggered a construction revolution – so to speak. At this pace, who knows what this man has in store for the future? Likely it will entails re-imagining the whole urban environment…
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