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Thursday, March 14, 2013

VIDEO: Construction of the Ark Hotel in Changsa, China: 15 Stories in 6 Days

Talk about efficient!

This time-lapse construction video of the 15-story Ark Hotel in Changsa, China, shows its main structural components being built within a 46-hour time period.  According to the in-video captions, the entire hotel project was completed in just 6 days with no job site injuries and without the use of stationary cranes.  Pre-fabricated columns and modules were used to speed up construction time, and workers stayed on site until 10pm each evening.

The sustainable, level 9 earthquake-resistant structure was finished on June 11, 2010.

If you have to see it to believe it just like we did, check out the video below!

NOTE:  You may have to expand the embedded video to see all of the in-video captions clearly.  Please click the lower right hand corner of the video viewing pane to make full-screen.

If you're having trouble viewing the video, please visit this You Tube link.  

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