Lest there’s any doubt that ingenuity is driving China to a real estate bubble, here’s the latest construction innovation to come from the Middle Kingdom: a prefab 30-story hotel built in 360 hours (direct link):
OK, granted — they actually install the thing in 360 hours (over 15 days). Construction per se took longer since 90% of it was done in a factory. Still, if you need room in a hurry (and don’t mind the fact that every hotel will look absolutely the same), this is an impressive way to do things. Since the parts are factory-built, you also have less construction waste — good for sustainability.