It's Friday. Take a short break from all the serious stuff, if you wish, to watch this time-lapse video of a 15-story building as it went up in Changsa, China, in what the builders say was just two work days. Our friend (and frequent guest blogger) JJ Sutherland of NPR spotted it on The Daily What.
And though it was posted on YouTube in August, from the comments thread it appears to have attracted quite a few views in recent days:
HotelChatter.com makes the point that "the 15-story sustainable hotel already had its foundation but using pre-fabricated columns and modules as well as modern construction techniques, construction workers took just 46 hours to finish the main structural components and another 90 hours to finish the building enclosure. While the workers didn't work all through the night, they did work until 10pm each night, something you'd never see happening here."
Overall, HotelChatter says, it was six days from start to finish for the hotel.