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.

@BillGates

The most staggering statistic in @VaclavSmil’s new book: http://b-gat.es/1oYsC7G 

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.

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