China’s huge building boom compared to USA

Huffington Post points out a how huge China’s building programme has been in Bill Gates Just Blew Our Minds In A Single Tweet.


The most staggering statistic in @VaclavSmil’s new book: 

This points to:

Huff Post also point out:

Between 1901 and 2000, the U.S. built an entire interstate highway system, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam and just about all of its skyscrapers — to name just a few concrete-intensive things. China did all that, and almost half again, in just three years.

That’s massive in comparison.

UPDATE: One of the costs.

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: