How the Chinese build a hotel: 15 floors in 2 days

What you see above is the construction of a Chinese hotel – not just any hotel either; this one is built to be earthquake proof, sound proof and to comply with the latest green standards. To clarify – the 2 days were spread out over a period of six actual working days, but it only took 48 hours to go from foundation to completion.

If you’ve ever seen a U.S. construction team take three years to finally get a hotel ready for its guests, you’ll probably appreciate the speed at which this one went up. That said – little is known about the construction quality, guest amenities and other facilities. Worst of all, the completed building does end up looking a bit like an ugly box that borrows design aspects from a 1960’s apartment complex.

[ArchDaily via Gizmodo]