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China's skyscraper fervor causes concerns of investment misstep (3)

(Xinhua)

14:25, September 03, 2012

Architect Lin Xianguang warned that fire is the most serious threat to tall buildings.

A fire brigade official in Beijing confirmed that rescue work in fire disasters in high-rises is a difficult problem globally. As scaling ladders normally reach a maximum of 100 meters, they aren't much used if fires occur in taller buildings.

"We need helicopters for rescue work in that case," said the official, who wished to remain anonymous, adding that there are few fire brigades in China equipped for such flight.

Zhou Xuewang, who is in charge of the China branch of U.S. architectural design firm SOM, said many developers started construction without sufficient planning before breaking ground.

According to Zhou, the craze for building high-rises stems from local authorities' image-making and need to promulgate political achievements.

Whether these skyscrapers will be sustainable is subject to doubt, Zhou added.

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