Designed by engineers at the Chinese company Broad Sustainable Building. It will have 220 floors and stand 838m (2,749 feet) tall, that’s taller than two Empire State Buildings on top of each other!
The plan is for Sky City to house 31,400 people in spread across both luxury and low-income communities. Residential space will make up 83% of the tower, entirely serviced from within the building by schools, hospitals, offices, shops and restaurants.
Oh, one thing I forgot, they plan to build this in just 90 days and at a cost of only $628m! That’s 5 stories a day!
To put this in perspective, the 828m Burj Khalifa took a total of five years to build, and cost around $1.5bn.
How could they possibly do this? Think Legos. They are using 95% pre-fabricated modular technology that allows then to bring the already created pieces of building to the construction site and attach them together. Kind of like stacking Legos. However, dont be fooled, this skyscraper is not skimping on the amenities. This tower will house both low and high-income families. It is 5 times more energy efficient than a conventional building. It will have 4-paned windows. Air purification. It also has been designed to withstand earthquakes up to a magnitude of 9.0.
This technology could revolutionize the world. This will lessen the increasing housing crunch in the cities and decrease the amount of space taken up by the rising population. Do you think these almost completely self contained cities will be the future? Are there any possible drawbacks? Would you mind living in one of these super skyscrapers?
Next thing you know we will have Cloud Cities like those on the planet Bespin. (Star Wars)