Chinese executive says huge, tall, ‘green’ buildings the way to go

The way to go is up.

Saying land shortages in cities are becoming more and more a grave problem along with urban transportation, a Chinese executive says it’s time cities are brought together to “stretch for the sky” in order to “save cities and save the earth.”

His name is Zhang Yue, quoted recently in a story by Reuters.

“We must eliminate most traffic and we must reduce our dependency on roads and transportation,” Mr. Zhang told Reuters.

Mr. Zhang himself heads Chinese company Broad Group which plans to build “Sky City,” an ambitious project that will stand 10 meters tall than Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world’s tallest building.

More than that, they plan to have it completed by January, 2013, merely months from now. It is estimated to cost around $628 million… Read more


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