Stunning Time Lapse Video Of China Completing 15 Story Hotel In 6 Days

Tyler Durden's picture

Repeat after us - there is no Chinese bubble </sarc>.

Although none is needed, here is some commentary

As the United States and China battle over the finer points of currency manipulation at the G-20 summit, American negotiators may want to take note of this startling testimonial to the productivity of Chinese workers: A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha has completed a 15-story hotel in just six days. If nothing else, this remarkable achievement will stoke further complaints from American economic pundits that China's economy is far more accomplished than ours in tending to such basics as construction.

The work crew erected the hotel -- a soundproofed, thermal-insulated structure reportedly built to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake -- with all prefabricated materials. In other words, a crew of off-site factory workers built the sections, and their on-site counterparts arranged them on the foundation for the Ark project.

h/t Clavin

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Spalding_Smailes's picture

My my my my  pa pa pa ...ppppppoint beeeeeeing Bla,Bla,Bla........Fuck U


China blowwwwwwwws , next.

Boilermaker's picture

You have obviously never been there in the person.  It is a festering toilet, literally.

Village Idiot's picture

If you doubt what's being said, read Over Poplation In China by Wee Fukum Yung.  It's all there.

Bananamerican's picture

After i'm done with "The China Challenge" by Wang Hung Lo

ElvisDog's picture

My grandmother in-law just got back from 3 weeks China. They were told to brush their teeth with bottled water and to be careful when showering not to ingest any water.

macroeconomist's picture

Its not even funny as a joke..

By the way, those pollution pics just look like late1800s-early1900s U.K or U.S. So chill out, you polluted your share, now its somebody else's turn..

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

look like late1800s-early1900s U.K or U.S.

you polluted your share

Who are you speaking to?  100+ year old vampires?

Macroeconomist?  Really?

shortus cynicus's picture

newest trend must be implanting gold-teeth

dogbreath's picture

they never told me that when I was there for 10 weeks.  I can testify that the rivers looked sick and the smell in the evening of the river running thru Chung du was awful.  But with 1.4 billion people palying catch up what do you expect..........switzerland

azengrcat's picture

The state sponsored tour was pretty fun actually!  Just make sure you bring some Oxypads to clean the soot off your face every 4 hours.

Cathartes Aura's picture

while I have few doubts those in charge of the china-nation-state entered in the world competition to the bottom care about "their" humans or environment, anyone who was a child in the 70's El Lay "basin" will no doubt recall "third stage smog alerts" that confined children to classrooms in lieu of recess/PE. . . I can remember the burning eyes after a freeway drive, the airborne dark particles collected on skin and clothing. . . and looking down the street at trees that were differing shades of grey dependant on distance.

it is the way of gov't. to allow corporations free reign until the suffering populations gain some voice/rights. . . or just continue until everything's so fucked no one's left to care.

i-dog's picture

"gov't. to allow corporations free reign "

Sorry to correct you CA, but governments don't "allow" free reign, they are "bribed" to not prosecute. Before the massive expansion of the state apparatus of the 19th Century, it was possible for private citizens to sue polluters for the damage caused. Now it is left to the EPA ... and they don't.

Cathartes Aura's picture

not exactly sure where you quibble with "allow" & "bribed" being vastly different, seems more a toe-may-toe/toe-mah-toe thing to me. . . if government is bribed not to prosecute, then are they not allowing the action to continue?

but whatever, the verbiage can shift, the shit stays the same. . .

earlier this year the president appointed Michael Taylor "deputy commissioner for foods" - a couple of decades earlier he'd been a staff attorney at the FDA, then moved to a firm representing Monsanto, then back to the FDA, whereupon

the FDA approved Monsanto's bovine growth hormone, and Taylor was partly responsible for a controversial policy that said milk from BGH-treated cows did not have to be labeled as such.

no doubt he or someone like him also pushed for not labeling GMO-foods in the marketplace, and about 75% of food in american grocery stores now contains GMO ingredients. . . revolving door corporate/government job-swapping is nothing new of course, and I'm sure he'll do his part to make the codex alimentarius standard practice within the coming months, just like many other nationstates have so far.

and we all know, that's just one example of many.

good article on the ubiquity of GMO food, should anyone be interested:

i-dog's picture

I generally agree with all your valuable posts, CA. I was merely pointing out that the very fact of having a government introduces a well-armed middle man -- who is open to the highest bidder to upset the normal functions of a free market between private citizens. Without government, local citizens would not allow the pollution and they would sue for any common law damages caused to them personally.

So it is not just an innocuous or inadvertent "allowing", it is a very sinister "bribery" situation involving an armed criminal gang. My point was: Let's call a spade a spade.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Hmmmmmm...... I can feel all that, every time I venture out of my house here in Bang-bang-Bangalore. Layer of grime. 

Funny, strange and sad to see though, that most of the commentary is "China Hating". Using words like Chink this and derogatory that, sounds like people here have bought the line that China is the enemy.

Just like their Grampa and Grandma bought the fact that the USSR was the enemy and then the VietCong was the enemy and Koreans were the enemy, till finally the whol eworld is the enemy.

C'mon folks. shake up, wake up. Nation-states came about as convenient agglomerations of power, easier to control. Take India, a 1000 princely states vs. one giant, staggering mis-fit, that is India today. Or the European Superstate.

Now the American superstate looms.

Bigger is better, survival of the fittest, us vs. them.

Feels like a minority of a few in a "Hog Containment Operation"  on this thread.

Surely a sign of things to come.


downrodeo's picture

I have to agree with your notion that nationalism is bullshit. Although, I don't want Von Rompuy's will to be done either.


M.B. Drapier's picture

Although, I don't want Von Rompuy's will to be done either.

What! You would defy the will of the Holy Roman Emperor?

But wait, that's this? So does everyone else, including his electors? Oh, never mind then.

Bananamerican's picture

Nationalism is Bullshit? Why?

Unless we all adopt the same ontology, political system and skin color overnight the only way to ONE world is thru continents of blood.

A single global Corporate State is most likely to occur if any global entity ever arised... but it won't....That's a pipe/wet Dream of the oligarchs....I certainly wouldn't want to live under it..."Globalization" (Global Feudalism)has been the next best thing...a kind of global "Federalism"....It sucks.

I personally think "Nations" help break the human race into more manageable chunks...makes the pool of social ideas more diverse, allows specialization (the "fish" people" the "chip" people, The "oil" people, the "tree" people etc).

Besides, the will and ability of peoples to keep tabs on their "leaders" becomes more diffuse as the citizen unit shrinks in relative size to the Entity and most cultures postulate an "end times" that involves a One world precondition because they instinctively realize it to be the fulfillment of Orwell's "boot stamping on the human face— forever."

"let a 1000 flowers bloom"-Wang Hung Lo

kaiserhoff's picture

Only small countries are both tolerant and free.

Troublehoff's picture

yep - a country of population 1

i could see how that could work - but then what about inner turmoil?

Bananamerican's picture

Well then you can "go fuck yourself"....less collateral damage that way

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

but then what about inner turmoil?

Self-immolation is always an option.  But there is the carbon 'footprint' to consider. I mean, that's like a 100kg of semi-organic meat just up in smoke... 


Mr Vepr Vyatskie's picture

Your brain seems to be in perma-hyper-doublethink.'s picture

i was there during the building boom leading up to the olympics. what a mess everywhere.

this is nothing more than a propaganda piece, to show the world they are constructing a hotel that probably isn't needed at all.

snowball777's picture

Perhaps they're trying to point out the 'magic' behind China's growth and productivity...if you can save money by dumping toxic sludge out the back door, it makes it hard for those who can't (legally) to compete.

And, no, I'm not advocating that the US follow them into the (poisoned) gutter.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Smowball. America IS already in the poisoned gutter.

Only, US style, it's all hidden.

Chemtrails? Nah! PCB's? Harmless. Fluoride in your water? It's good for you, toothless eater! Depleted Uranium...well, don't you see? It's Depleted for god's sake.

Like that. On and on. Olean? Of Course! Aspartame? Chug it baby! Partially Hydrogenated oil? It's partially hydrogenated, can't you see? All good. Supersize that non-molding burger please? Yup, One Supermassive, Slurpee too!

Head out of sand, Ostrich!


quasimodo's picture

Nothing irrelevant about it dicksmack

Mark Noonan's picture

The real point is that they can build a hotel in 6 days, but can't provide clean drinking water.  There is no point to the hotel if you can't get clean water.

Half of China's population lives in abysmal poverty while their bubble economy puts up buildings no one needs...its a Potemkin Economy and it will collapse.

As for us - we've already collapsed, but as we are Americans - and thus better than everyone else, by far - we'll make it all better and still be on top a century from now when pundits are saying we'd better watch out because those Bangladeshis are out-competing us thanks to their Brand New Economic Model What's Better Than Dumb America.

SheHunter's picture

I disagree.  We have NOT yet collapsed.  Spending too much time with the ZH et al blogs will make you believe we are beyond hope just as living on bear blogs will make you short yourself into oblivion.  When you are out and looking around what do you still see?  People working, people spending, people who are fed and clothed and primarily free of disease.  While we certainly are whittling away at our foundation and do risk collapse- it is far from too late to rebuild/repair our base.  Volunteer, help a neighbor, join big sisters big brothers help that old oriental guy on the interstate change his tire.  We are survivors.  It'll take more than Wall Street thugs in our politician's pockets to bring us down.

Green Leader's picture

Thanks for the valuable information.

I am a water quality hydrologist. Good water is so important!

China's health is really going down and their population will not be able to handle well race-specific bioweapons. The post WWIII world will be daunting.

spinone's picture

Don't worry, they're fixing all that by next Tuesday.  You'll see the timelapse videoon Youtube on Wednesday.

sgt_doom's picture

Thank you, Spalding_Smailes, for posting fact.

I have had far too many idiotic conversations with Chinese engineers who couldn't hope to find their own vaginas.

When speaking of architecture, they claim we build house to solidly in America, and suggest they could be built as rickety as they earthquake-traps they normally build there.

And the conversations usually go downhill from that point.

Well, hopefully, at least with this building they are beginning to build earthquake-proof structures.


Money Squid's picture

The US used to be exactly like China. Dumping waste from mines and chemical factories directly in to the water of this country polluting everything in site. Rivers in the Eastern US used to spontaneously catch fire because of high concentration of chemicals. Essentially all of the groudnwater aquifers in the US have been contaminated with industrial and agricultural chemicals. Love Cannal, rivers catching on fire, children born with terrible birth defects is the reason Nixon (a Republican I might add) signed into law the legislation that created the US Environmental Protection Agency. The US paid a high price for the massive industrial complex, which helped make the US a superpower. China is now attempting the same feat but has seriously damaged its own natural resources, polluted its environment and contaminated its people. If you have never investigated the extent of contamination from a large facility, and seen the hundreds of thousands of people have been drinking contamianted water, breather contaminated air, and have been polluted to their very core, you will not understand just how important it is not to be like China, with no environmental regulations. The Chinese people will one day wake up and realize they have been poisoned and that their dreams of a better life for their children have been contaminated by their greed and drive to succeed at all cost.

Cathartes Aura's picture

thank you.

and of course, there are all the amrkn corporations worldwide who pollute the environments while extracting "resources" in nations bribed to look the other way when left with the toxic waste dumped. . .

szjon's picture

This in defence of a country that is currently trying to fight back a rising tide of pig feaces by vaporising it into the AIR!


Glass houses - stones.

nedwardkelly's picture

About 11.7 million pounds of organic pollutants are emitted into Chinese waters very day, compared to 5.5 in the United States

So what you're saying is, per capita they're doing a much better job than the US is?

The thing that little stat proves is that China still has a whole lot of fucking the planet up their sleeve if they really want to work for it.

whatsinaname's picture

But.. but.. we will have a DREAMliner ready soon wont we Daddy ?

Boilermaker's picture

No, we opted to fly on the AirBus 380 with optional exploding engines.