Totally forgot I had this seeing it was in “Pages” instead of “Posts” without a title that I had back in March. This is old news, so you can skip it if you’ve seen it already or might want to see it again. For those who haven’t, it’s a 57-story building in China that was built in 19 days. I hope all the safety measures were taken to account for the people who worked on it, who will enter it and walk near it.
This quick building is quite a feat for sure, however, I remember the earthquake in 2008 (before the Olympics), where poorly built structures and schoolhouses collapsed and killed lots of school children. As the article from the NY Times will tell you, most of those kids were their parents’ only children due to the One Child Policy (more on this policy for another post), so the Prime Minister at the time, Hu Jintao, issued those parents money to get fertility treatments for another child. This is something that most people don’t know that the government did due to those red-paint of hatred or Communism – take your pick.