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Chinese tower to dwarf Dubai's Burj Khalifa
Very soon Dubai's 828-meter Burj Khalifa would no longer be world's tallest tower as China, on July 20, started constructing 838-meter (2,749 feet) tallest tower in Changsha. And the construction company aims to complete the construction by April 2014.

This new skyscraper would be 10-meters higher than the Burj Khalifa. Once the foundation is laid for the building, then the construction will be completed in just 4 months, say the builders. Around nine billion yuan ($1.5 billion) are being spent on this project. The tower will have a 10-km long walking stretch from ground floor to 170th floor. The building will include a cinema theater, park and children’s playground.

It is also said that the building can withstand earthquake of up to 9.0 magnitude. The construction company, Broad Group behind this project gained worldwide attention in 2012 when it constructed a 30-storey building, in just 15 days, by using a new technology, where the prefabricated units were assembled on top of each other.

This time also, they are going to use the same technique. But such a speed in construction has raised a concern over the safety, because many cases of infrastructure disasters have been reported from various parts of the country in the past few years. The construction work has been delayed several times, as others claim that the ground surrounding the building would not be able to support its immense weight, reported Capitalfm Business.

But according to a research by Emporis, it is believed that China could boast four times as many skyscrapers as the US within five years. The Shanghai Tower in China is among the world's top five buildings.

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