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Broad Sustainable Construction (BSB) said this week that next month it will finally break ground on its the tower that will not only be the world's tallest but could, according to BSB, become a model for how China deals with mass urbanization.
The 838-meter-tall (2,749 feet) tower more commonly known as "Sky City" will be about 30 feet taller than the world's highest skyscraper at present, Dubai's Burj Khalifa. Moreover, it will be stationed in the southern provincial capital of Changsha of about 7 million people -- tiny compared to cities like Beijing or Shanghai.
BSB likes to market the project as the "next step in urbanization." It will house about 30,000 people in a 202-floor building that will also include offices, a hotel, a school, and a hospital -- not to mention 92 elevators, a six-mile-ramp between floors, and 17 helipads.