DailyDirt: Really Tall Buildings in China

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Although China has been historically known for building lengthy walls that last for centuries, the country is now constructing skyscrapers at an incredible pace. It might seem logical that a country with a huge population would need to start building vertically, instead of horizontally, but these huge buildings have some unimpressive occupancy rates so far. Here are just a few interesting links on big buildings in mainland China. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: buildings, burj khalifa, china, sky city, skyscrapers

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2012 @ 6:45pm

    who needs big buildings in the US?

    we can barely get occupancy in the skyscrapers we already have... no reason to start building more of them any time soon. Plus, they're just big terrorist targets.

    I remember the "Sears Tower" being a cool tourist attraction... but really once you've been up to the top of one big building, it's not that thrilling to see any others.

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