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Image: The Grand Theatre, Changsha, China.
Construction of this massive complex started in October 2012, check out the progress here, or more images here.

Image: The Grand Theatre, Changsha, China.

Construction of this massive complex started in October 2012, check out the progress here, or more images here.

China to launch Shenzhou 10 spacecraft in 2013.
China is planning to launch a manned spacecraft in early June next year, progressing with plans to eventually construct a space station by 2020. The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was successfully launched earlier this year, carrying China’s first female astronaut, and marking their fourth manned space mission.
In contrast the US will not test a new rocket to take people into space until 2017, and Russia has said manned missions are no longer a priority.
China plans an unmanned moon landing and deployment of a moon rover and its scientists have raised the possibility of sending a man to the moon, but not before 2020.

China to launch Shenzhou 10 spacecraft in 2013.

China is planning to launch a manned spacecraft in early June next year, progressing with plans to eventually construct a space station by 2020. The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was successfully launched earlier this year, carrying China’s first female astronaut, and marking their fourth manned space mission.

In contrast the US will not test a new rocket to take people into space until 2017, and Russia has said manned missions are no longer a priority.

China plans an unmanned moon landing and deployment of a moon rover and its scientists have raised the possibility of sending a man to the moon, but not before 2020.

China’s 220 story ‘Sky City One’ will be tallest building in the world.
The on-site construction of the building is scheduled to take only 90 days, with most of the structure being manufactured beforehand in factories. It will have space for 70,000 to 110,000 residents, and cost around US$628 million.
Sky City One is scheduled for completion in January 2013.

China’s 220 story ‘Sky City One’ will be tallest building in the world.

The on-site construction of the building is scheduled to take only 90 days, with most of the structure being manufactured beforehand in factories. It will have space for 70,000 to 110,000 residents, and cost around US$628 million.

Sky City One is scheduled for completion in January 2013.

'Transformers' park opens in China.

The “Mr. Iron Robot Theme Park” has opened in China, featuring 600 Transformers themed robots built mainly out of old car parts. Several of the statues are over 10 feet tall.

"I still remember the joy when I play iron toys in my childhood, I’d like to share the joy with children when I’m able to build a theme park. Joy shared with others are more enjoyed," said the 49-year old artist.The 225-hectare park was once an abandoned factory. All the artworks in the park were made of wasted materials from used cars, gears and old machines.The Mr. Iron Robot Theme Park is located in Jiaxing City in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

Mass produced skyscraper constructed in 15 days.
The 30 story Tower Hotel was able to be constructed in 15 days by prefabricating the entire building in a factory. The building is capable of withstanding a magnitude 9 earthquake.
The factory that made this building has capacity to produce 500 more of the same size per year, or capable of producing even taller buildings:

The Changsha Broad Air Conditioning Company has unveiled designs for the 200-storey Sky City tower, a sustainable mixed use project. At 666 meters tall, the building will house 1.2 million square meters (12 million square feet) of space for residential apartments, retail, offices, restaurants, schools and a myriad of other facilities. The building will be manufactured in a factory and assembled on the construction site. Additionally, the tower will have the capacity for 70,000 to 110,000 residents.

Mass produced skyscraper constructed in 15 days.

The 30 story Tower Hotel was able to be constructed in 15 days by prefabricating the entire building in a factory. The building is capable of withstanding a magnitude 9 earthquake.

The factory that made this building has capacity to produce 500 more of the same size per year, or capable of producing even taller buildings:

The Changsha Broad Air Conditioning Company has unveiled designs for the 200-storey Sky City tower, a sustainable mixed use project. At 666 meters tall, the building will house 1.2 million square meters (12 million square feet) of space for residential apartments, retail, offices, restaurants, schools and a myriad of other facilities. The building will be manufactured in a factory and assembled on the construction site. Additionally, the tower will have the capacity for 70,000 to 110,000 residents.

Milestone reached in Chinese ‘mega-project’.
A US$97 million tunnel has just been completed in China, measuring 585 meters long by 9 meters in diameter. The four year project is part of a larger “eastern route” tunnel, which will eventually divert 442 million cubic meters of water annually, over a huge distance of 1,467km (911 miles) - as shown on the map above, it covers a huge part of China.
That eastern route is part of an even larger effort - set to be completed in 2050, at a cost of US$79 billion. The ‘South-North Water Transfer Project' was first proposed by Mao Zedong in 1952, and it took half a century of debate before construction even began.
The project has come under criticism for its huge cost, and the fear that the water it provides could be too expensive for most consumers. It is also likely to waste massive amounts of water through evaporation and pollution.

Milestone reached in Chinese ‘mega-project’.

A US$97 million tunnel has just been completed in China, measuring 585 meters long by 9 meters in diameter. The four year project is part of a larger “eastern route” tunnel, which will eventually divert 442 million cubic meters of water annually, over a huge distance of 1,467km (911 miles) - as shown on the map above, it covers a huge part of China.

That eastern route is part of an even larger effort - set to be completed in 2050, at a cost of US$79 billion. The ‘South-North Water Transfer Project' was first proposed by Mao Zedong in 1952, and it took half a century of debate before construction even began.

The project has come under criticism for its huge cost, and the fear that the water it provides could be too expensive for most consumers. It is also likely to waste massive amounts of water through evaporation and pollution.

China launches space module, planning space station by 2020.
The first testing module, known at Tiangong-1 was launched successfully today. The module will dock with several spacecraft over the next two years as the Chinese carry out tests to eventually build their own space station by 2020. All of the missions will be unmanned initially.
While China’s technology is thought to be far behind that of the current International Space Station, they are starting to catch up. The ISS is currently due to be withdrawn from use in 2020, meaning China may have the only continuous presence in space at that stage.

China launches space module, planning space station by 2020.

The first testing module, known at Tiangong-1 was launched successfully today. The module will dock with several spacecraft over the next two years as the Chinese carry out tests to eventually build their own space station by 2020. All of the missions will be unmanned initially.

While China’s technology is thought to be far behind that of the current International Space Station, they are starting to catch up. The ISS is currently due to be withdrawn from use in 2020, meaning China may have the only continuous presence in space at that stage.

China completes worlds longest bridge - 26.4 miles across the ocean (42.4km).
In the Shandong province, the new Qingdao Trans-Oceanic Bridge is the worlds longest bridge, connecting two islands with the mainland. It even has a junction in the middle (pictured) where you can break off for one of the islands.
At around US$9 billion the bridge is able to cut 20 miles off the travels of around 300,000 commuters each day.
Don’t expect it to be the record holder for long though, Hong Kong, Macau, and the Chinese mainland are due to be connected by an even bigger Y-shaped bridge that will be 31 miles long.

China completes worlds longest bridge - 26.4 miles across the ocean (42.4km).

In the Shandong province, the new Qingdao Trans-Oceanic Bridge is the worlds longest bridge, connecting two islands with the mainland. It even has a junction in the middle (pictured) where you can break off for one of the islands.

At around US$9 billion the bridge is able to cut 20 miles off the travels of around 300,000 commuters each day.

Don’t expect it to be the record holder for long though, Hong Kong, Macau, and the Chinese mainland are due to be connected by an even bigger Y-shaped bridge that will be 31 miles long.