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  • Published on Jan 11, 2022
  • China’s ban on skyscrapers just got even stricter.
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  • Super Derp
    Super Derp 13 days ago +2336

    The way you connect architecture, geopolitics and economics is really (very) compelling. It's awesome!

    • Dythan Pace
      Dythan Pace 5 days ago

      @Kenya Tanzania op

    • DRAGON
      DRAGON 5 days ago

      INDIA CONTROLLING USA AMERICA POLITICS

    • DRAGON
      DRAGON 5 days ago

      SELL GOLD AND SILVER BUY PLATINUM PRICE IS LOW NOW PROMOTE PLATINUM PRICE IS RISING LIKE GOLD....

    • B H
      B H 6 days ago

      Wow just looking at the comments here, I am shocked to see how biased and uninformed, (or misinformed) about China today. Bless them!

    • Ivan Jaen
      Ivan Jaen 7 days ago +1

      I agree, he is very good.

  • temper44
    temper44 13 days ago +1349

    I think the natural next step will be to implement rules about green spaces. The US had a similar problem 100 years ago where skyscrapers would make the cities dark and without sunlight and they put laws in place to try and avoid it.

    • Steven Yeung
      Steven Yeung 2 hours ago

      There are regulations to have certain amount of green space when building a skyscraper in China.

    • DRAGON
      DRAGON 5 days ago

      SELL GOLD AND SILVER BUY PLATINUM PRICE IS LOW NOW PROMOTE PLATINUM PRICE IS RISING LIKE GOLD.....

    • ZachStudios
      ZachStudios 5 days ago

      I been hearing suburban houses in America are being cheaply made and built, with thin walls and stuff, whether that's actually true or not I dont really know.

    • Turtlesoup 81
      Turtlesoup 81 6 days ago

      @Andro because you say so? provide evidence.

    • Fūçķ Google
      Fūçķ Google 6 days ago

      @Tiffany Rich The US isn't even top 50 countries in mass shootings, yet we have more guns than people here in civilian hands.
      You should work on getting that IQ past 70 pal.

  • Dave TV
    Dave TV 12 days ago +786

    This may be a move in the right direction because developers, engineers, and architects will focus more on quality and usability the more. I always like B1M videos even before watching them because I know I won't be disappointed.

    • PenskePC23
      PenskePC23 8 days ago

      @brian smale thats one way to subsidize their construction industry.

    • Lena W
      Lena W 8 days ago

      @brian smale I know you are 1450

    • Sukarno Yahudi
      Sukarno Yahudi 8 days ago

      @brian smale Made in china quality

    • Pinka Tara*
      Pinka Tara* 8 days ago

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 💜 AISHITE.TOKYO/KARARE 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

    • PenskePC23
      PenskePC23 10 days ago +1

      @dvchel I'm pretty sure a building of almost any height in NYC would be feasible, it's the most valuable space on earth.

  • Lewis Garrison
    Lewis Garrison 13 days ago +586

    As a skyscraper fan its a little upsetting but seems to be for the best. Similar to what's happening Dubai, it's good that they are thinking more about quality, its people, and the environment over quantity and vanity. Curious how these changes levels the playing field with the US in the future.

    • DRAGON
      DRAGON 5 days ago

      SELL GOLD AND SILVER BUY PLATINUM PRICE IS LOW NOW PROMOTE PLATINUM PRICE IS RISING LIKE GOLD....

    • jeanne sandner
      jeanne sandner 6 days ago +1

      je trouve le mot "vanité" intéressant! il est clair que les chinois ont voulu monter plus haut que les ricains! nous les français, ne voudrions pour rien au monde avoir ces horreurs chez nous! et pourtant nous sommes le pays le plus visité au monde!

    • Squid Cena
      Squid Cena 7 days ago

      @Kobe A5 Wagyu SFH is great for society.

    • _Red_Panda_
      _Red_Panda_ 7 days ago

      @Kobe A5 Wagyu apart from its most expensive one in NYC.. its multi million pounds vanity project. With floods and wind noises and very upset millionaires and billionaires.. architectural failure

    • Pinka Tara*
      Pinka Tara* 8 days ago

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 💜 AISHITE.TOKYO/KARARE 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

  • Hhydar
    Hhydar 13 days ago +414

    A step towards right direction. This will open up doors to quality infrastructure and will help cities to develop and grow more sustainably. Even though i freaking love skyscrapers but this seems like a good decision.

    • Music is more Important than your politicians
      Music is more Important than your politicians 7 days ago

      @p yellard any other us state needs skyscrapers?

    • p yellard
      p yellard 7 days ago

      @SuperSMT IDK.. Manhatten looks pretty crowded from across the river...

    • SuperSMT
      SuperSMT 8 days ago +1

      @p yellard NYC has a great system of "air rights" that keeps tall buildings from being close together and crowding each other

    • Pinka Tara*
      Pinka Tara* 8 days ago

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 💜 AISHITE.TOKYO/KARARE 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

    • John W
      John W 9 days ago +3

      @p yellard In conclusion, skyscrapers mainly solve the problem of space, when there's no room for more people in houses, building high is the solution, this is very common in Hong Kong

  • Gary McAleer
    Gary McAleer 13 days ago +291

    Excellent, B1M! You cover more ground in under 8 minutes than conventional news covers in a month; and some, even years! I'd say, Happy New Year, but too many bunglers hold the reigns these days.

    • Pinka Tara*
      Pinka Tara* 8 days ago

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 💜 AISHITE.TOKYO/KARARE 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

    • Meido In Hebun
      Meido In Hebun 10 days ago +1

      Conventional news is only interested in peddling anti-China propaganda.

    • Hello Fkn
      Hello Fkn 10 days ago

      Bots

    • SuvaJoos
      SuvaJoos 11 days ago

      Sorry you’re calling China bunnglers

  • dc rikki
    dc rikki 11 days ago +231

    Traditional Chinese architecture is so beautiful. It’d be cool to see more of it all over China. Affordable housing, traditional Chinese architecture, low-rise buildings & reforestation sound like the way to go for China the beautiful & mighty.

    • Xiongchang Bi
      Xiongchang Bi 2 days ago +1

      @anti - matter give me a reason why we want to destroy America ?Between the China and America have a Pacific Ocean,and American navy are swimming in China south ocean,your navy is swimming in Chinese courtyard but we didn’t say anything,transpositional consideration if you are Chinese what do you think about this behavior.we don’t want to destroy America,because we can communicate with each other in many things,for example,greenhouse effect,space junk,global poverty,epidemic control,global peace and Al exploration,we can become cooperation and achieve win win condition.Chinese people love peace

    • pbilk1
      pbilk1 3 days ago +2

      Yes! Even in 5-10 story buildings it would be great to see more inspiration from traditional Chinese architecture. 😊

    • anti - matter
      anti - matter 4 days ago

      @jeanne sandner ?

    • jeanne sandner
      jeanne sandner 4 days ago

      @Jhong Xina mais nous les gens de l'ouest adorons nos vieilles pierres!

    • jeanne sandner
      jeanne sandner 4 days ago

      @anti - matter par jalousie peut-être

  • harbl99
    harbl99 13 days ago +349

    Could this have anything to do with the famously low occupancy rate of skyscrapers in China? (less than 50% on average is a figure I've heard, probably from the B1M). Basically the gov is saying "No! No more skyscrapers until you fill the ones you've already got."

    It's either that ,or they've decided to clamp down on Big Elevator.

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      【“蝗民痔”被Ban】阿痔和痔粉们的玻璃心碎了一地 5 days ago

      @m square idiot here? Lol
      B1M in 2030: Why does Shanghai have 1000 buildings at 249 meters🤣

    • desi bhai
      desi bhai 8 days ago

      @splitski kauboj yes, Mumbai has the same expensive housing, that is owned by rich people, and is unoccupied.

    • splitski kauboj
      splitski kauboj 8 days ago

      @desi bhai lol mumbai

    • Pinka Tara*
      Pinka Tara* 8 days ago

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 💜 AISHITE.TOKYO/KARARE 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

    • Dave
      Dave 9 days ago +1

      Flash-Player channels already talking about Chinese ghost cities for over a decade now and in recent years that topic became less to talk about. Why...?
      Because those supposed to be ghost cities and towns one by one over the years becomes filled and more packed with residents and the streets becomes busier with lots of cars and neon lights in storefronts after dark becomes more colorful.
      That's turns out to be China's distinctive long term housing investment and urban planning all along from the start that most non-Chinese had little to understand about from the beginning.
      Chinese is famously known around the world when talking about savings, and modern Chinese tend to invest their assets in property and all of those units that most people like to talk about in those ghost towns and cities turns out to be already sold and owned.
      It's all about family and family stuff in Chinese tradition and culture is above everything and in modern age Chinese elder generations like to invest in properties for the next generations.
      That is what it's all about.

  • z
    z 13 days ago +374

    I don´t need a newspaper or any website. I just watch these Vids and have a pretty good understanding what the global construction problems/solutions are. Awesome and educative content!

    • Josiah the NF
      Josiah the NF 7 days ago +1

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    • jol P
      jol P 13 days ago +8

      idk you should really diversify where you get your news, different platforms cover topics differently depending on how the algorithm rewards it

  • Nakib Sayyed
    Nakib Sayyed 13 days ago +394

    Skyscrapers in a city are mostly concentrated in one area, the downtown aka business district, China probably wants the flow not to stagnate in one location of the city and probably spread out. Anyways, as always nice episode mate.

    • Pinka Tara*
      Pinka Tara* 8 days ago

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 💜 AISHITE.TOKYO/KARARE 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

    • Ignacio Paz García
      Ignacio Paz García 10 days ago

      @Vincent S that's true. But the landmarks I mentioned do have a certain "middle of the city" role and alter both housing prices and urban planning

    • Zohurul Haque Jafor
      Zohurul Haque Jafor 11 days ago

      @mk Minimum 100 downtown existed in China & stll consistently growing

    • Chad Birrell
      Chad Birrell 11 days ago +1

      @AAA AAA I looked it up and they do have some but it's not being extracted and only recently discovered. It's not a lot though.

    • Chad Birrell
      Chad Birrell 11 days ago +2

      @Porky Sharma No recources have been extracted from Afganistan. Afghanistan has recources but they are under a mountain and very hard to get to. Australia is the largest producer of lithium so the USA can get it easily. There is nothing that the USA can't obtain from itself or allies in terms of recources and they wouldn't waste money on a war to get what they can just buy.

  • Samuel J
    Samuel J 13 days ago +191

    I think it's a good change, though I'm interested in the massive change to having more restrictions even above 100m. With so many empty buildings, it seems clear to not be a population issue to have tall buildings. I'm intrigued to see if cities will have more sprawl now or if new construction will slow to only necessary population demands.
    Excellent video once again. I'll be watching this one a few times!

    • Pinka Tara*
      Pinka Tara* 8 days ago

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 💜 AISHITE.TOKYO/KARARE 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

      !💖🖤❤#今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#1万人を超える人が見ていたも ん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!( #笑)#垃圾

    • Leo
      Leo 13 days ago +8

      The tall buildings are more for China’s face, or what we call 面子, than actual practicality. It’s a symbol and something you’d immediately remember. Think of Burj Khalifa for example.

    • Turtlesoup 81
      Turtlesoup 81 13 days ago +12

      Not sprawl as the govt put limits on sprawl to protect farm lands. In fact many small villages are starting to empty out and being demolished as the young migrates to the city. Construction will naturally slow as it will be much more difficult to get permit. This s to force better quality planning rather than just the speed. Speed however is still very important and that is why we still see too many newer sections of cities across China still looking the same. The new rule is to force better usability and more creative buildings rather than to put a stop on empty buildings. To lower vacancy, the gov is putting a stop on massive loans which is much more effective than limiting building permits. With this new rule we will expect to see more diversity and creative use of limited space rather than vanity projects which the central gov hate (but regional gov still love it). Central gov is trying purge the excess of capitalism and push regional gov to build facilities for better public use instead of luxury facility for the rich.

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  • Stitch Lee
    Stitch Lee 13 days ago +392

    I wish the same policy can be implemented in our country Malaysia as well... In our capital city Kuala Lumpur, there are 4 skyscrapers over 400m, the KL118 is also expected 2nd tallest in the world when completed. it is absurd to have so many skyscrapers over 400m in a city of just 1.5 million people, and our country population is just 32mil.
    Our government and politicians just want to build these tall buildings for the glamour and money undertable.

    however our city infrastructure is pretty terrible, a lot of old buildings with bad maintenance, terrible city planning, and just recently we had one of the worst flood in the region, and many houses were flooded.

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    • Gear5 ZYF
      Gear5 ZYF 8 days ago

      what? Kuala Lumpur has ONLY 1.5M ppl?
      I thought it was a metropolis with a population of more than ten million.
      so those 4 skyscrapers can load all ur citizens.

    • Redz
      Redz 8 days ago

      @Zebimicio So obviously it is the lack of proper management is the issue, not the lack of tall buildings or fancy buildings. Places like Chow Kit can be in a better state if the city hall carry out their duty properly (like in Singapore or the Netherlands), not just when there's are a mega project coming. And no, I don't hate skyscrapers, like I said, only build them when it is actually needed and there is demand for it. Revitalization projects can exist without fancy unnecessary buildings. Those places can be attractions by themselves like how Petaling Street is popular by its own.

    • Zebimicio
      Zebimicio 8 days ago

      @Redz That's the thing though, those places wouldn't have been revitalize like ever. In fact they were never the main focus. Hence why they were slumps in the first place. Having those things mentioned helped spread the spill overs of tourism more. People wouldn't got those surrounding places just to visit chinatown.

      They needed revitalizing but they need the reason for. Or else the gov won't waste money to upgrade those places. Chow Kit literally has no incentive to be upgraded if there's no attraction there to supplement them. And this isn't exclusive to malaysan cities either.

      Your main gripe is the sky scraper and yet literally the whole project has varying projects like the River of Life i mentioned. It's pretty much the whole package.

  • lolhwaet
    lolhwaet 11 days ago +81

    I don't think people realize how tall 150m still is, even if it isn't gonna get you in the record books - 150m is about 45 stories. That is not a short building. This isn't as dramatic of a ban in absolute terms as it sounds like at first, it's only dramatic relative to China's previous building habits. A truly radical shift would be to adopt the height limit of Washington DC, where nothing can be over 130 ft, or about 11 stories.

    • Planefan 08
      Planefan 08 10 days ago

      I feel lucky to have mostly lived in places where 45 floors is indeed fairly short

    • Slicer
      Slicer 10 days ago +4

      yeah i would say that most buildings arent really affected by this but this will help to prevent financially unsustainable buildings that are just gonna cost their government money.

  • We say no to pay to win
    We say no to pay to win 13 days ago +177

    By the way although it seem counterintuitive due to the land needed around a mega tall skyscraper, smaller buildings actually have higher densities. In London, areas with victorian townhouses have the highest density in the city. So this planning policy doesn't inhibit accomodation and reduces cost as the higher up you go the more cost has to go into structural integrity, it's a good policy increasing light and reducing downdraught effect, that will hopefully encourage better design of the building themselves rather than just tall being part of the price tag that is spent on appearance.

    • An Aussie
      An Aussie 6 days ago

      @We say no to pay to win townhouses aren't the most efficient when it comes to density, skyscrapers are obviously. In Sydney for example the 152 meter tall residential skyscrapers they are building in st Leonard's contain 750 apartments in an area which once contained 6-7 terraces.

    • An Aussie
      An Aussie 6 days ago

      @Chris Wyllie no area in the world is dense from super talls because they are so rare.

    • Pinka Tara*
      Pinka Tara* 8 days ago

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 💜 AISHITE.TOKYO/KARARE 💜 PRIVATE S*X

      #ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!#この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!1#万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!#今後は気を付けないとね5). .

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    • Fern Bedek
      Fern Bedek 11 days ago

      @BlackHawkTejas No one in their right mind wants the sprawl of Atlanta forced upon them.

    • BlackHawkTejas
      BlackHawkTejas 11 days ago

      @Fern Bedek Nobody in thier right mind would want the density of Hong Kong forced upon them.

  • pbilk1
    pbilk1 3 days ago +2

    This is great to hear!
    Hopefully this helps better urban design, density and higher quality buildings in China. 🙂
    Tall towers don't always equal a better city and urban landscape.

  • Robin
    Robin 12 days ago +45

    Xi'an is the best example for an amazing city that isn't packed with skyscrapers. Sure there are some in the Industrial Development Zone but the city center really succeeded in conserving its historical architecture. As a european, I always highly appreciated that since I still get dizzy and intimidated when I'm surrounded by tall buildings

  • Nikolaj
    Nikolaj 13 days ago +120

    If this means we can get more traditional Chinese architecture, that would be great

    • Jarhead
      Jarhead Day ago

      @Cyril Too many intricate carvings with rare materials. And they are low rise buildings, not suitable for urban environment.

    • Cyril
      Cyril 2 days ago

      @Jarhead why wasteful?

    • Jarhead
      Jarhead 2 days ago

      @Daniel Whyatt There are tons of traditionally styled architecture in China, you can even find them on Flash-Player, if you know where to look. They're beautiful, but wasteful. Like yesteryears, only largely available to the very wealthy.

    • see ya
      see ya 4 days ago

      @viewfromeastnwest but in China if it moves eat it, if it doesn't move build on it, the only thing with 4 legs they won't eat is a chair

    • viewfromeastnwest
      viewfromeastnwest 4 days ago +3

      Traditional Chinese architecture needs to be reinforced and must be reinforced quick. Due to constant drilling and building of those ridiculous skyscrapers where there are barely occupants, the land is not as "stable" as many assume. China is earthquake-prone as well. Anything 6 on the Richter scale, the town is flattened.

  • RY 82
    RY 82 13 days ago +68

    Megatall buildings are nice to look at, however the novelty of them often wear off within few weeks.
    It's a good thing to tell other people, "hey my country has several megatall buildings", but deep down inside we know they are just underutilized and overpriced office spaces.

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    • random channel 101
      random channel 101 13 days ago +11

      Megatalls have always been stupid vanity projects, proven by the fact that they are economically unviable without the financial backing of the state itself.

      Supertalls occasionally make sense, but China has far exceeded the actual demand for such high rise space in it's building spree.

      Some economist even believe that rising investment into
      skyscrapers is an indicator of a incoming recession. The theory was first put forward in 1999, not to long after the global financial crisis helped its case, and many have retroactively argued it applies to the great depression as well. I'm sure the Chinese government is not unaware of this.

    • Belland _Dog
      Belland _Dog 13 days ago +1

      China only has one megatall building. No country has more than 1. And yes, this is semantics.

    • Rex T
      Rex T 13 days ago +8

      Right. It's just an ego trip.

  • Clarity
    Clarity 9 days ago +11

    Huge respect to the team for delivering such an unbiased view to this topic without all the political agenda like any other channels when they mention the word “China”.

    • 普生 周
      普生 周 16 hours ago

      确实,简直外网清流了。

    • Yoon Kim
      Yoon Kim 2 days ago +1

      @Clarity AS ? ASS !

    • Clarity
      Clarity 8 days ago +6

      @AS whatever floats your boat lol.

    • AS
      AS 8 days ago

      China sucks lol

  • Matthew Ng
    Matthew Ng 13 days ago +71

    I think each city should have a minimum standard to incorporate Chinese architecture details going forward. This will bring more style going forward and not just a concrete jungle

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    • Frog/Life S
      Frog/Life S 10 days ago +1

      @dvchel Dumbass we already have regulations in western europe and we do not have that many skyscrapers because they are heavily regulated. What you are talking about is already in place for decades... maybe google or go to western europe?

    • dvchel
      dvchel 11 days ago +5

      @DaDoubleDee Same thing should happen in the US and Western Europe too. Not going for modernist, glassy buildings, but homegrown architectural styles instead.

    • Off Grid Aquaponics
      Off Grid Aquaponics 11 days ago +1

      @DaDoubleDee Chinese investments too haha

    • DaDoubleDee
      DaDoubleDee 11 days ago +9

      Toronto and Vancouver here in Canada REALLY need to take example from this!! So many buildings going up but there's little reason other than investments. Also here in toronto there's a lot of butt ugly apartments not in the downtown lol

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    It would be really cool if they made traditional chinese architecture the standard type. Like just imagine walking in the tianamen square but an entire city designed like that. It would be surreal and if I was chinese it would make me really proud of my country.

    • An Aussie
      An Aussie 6 days ago

      Building like that is too expensive nowadays.

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    • Waldo
      Waldo 12 days ago

      China is nothing to be proud about. Remember Tiananmen Square? Yeah, GTFO of China ASAP!!!

    • jol P
      jol P 12 days ago +6

      @Someone jc wat is yall obsession with tiananmen sq

  • Remi
    Remi 12 days ago +49

    Finally a video about China that’s not overwhelmingly political. I like this focus on quality rather than quantity initiated by the government.

    • Linus Mayden
      Linus Mayden 3 days ago +1

      @Alexander Rewijk A shit government doesn't make itself into a superpower, improve quality of life, get the rich to pay their fair share, drop crime rate, and reduce terrorism in Xinjiang, all u know is bias propaganda.

    • Alexander Rewijk
      Alexander Rewijk 6 days ago

      doesn't take a way from how shit a government they are

    • bctvanw
      bctvanw 7 days ago

      Taiwan

    • Nehco Oahnait
      Nehco Oahnait 8 days ago

      “But everything has to go back to the Era of Mao Zedong!!!“

  • Jack Hanington
    Jack Hanington 13 days ago +2

    I am really digging the direction this channel has been going to for the last few videos. Keep it up!

  • Enzhe Li
    Enzhe Li 13 days ago +98

    This is a really welcoming trend, skyscrapers are unsustainable and there are many cultural and historical sites whose vistas and environment should be protected, like the way in which London regulates the skyline to protect important landmarks from being blocked by new developments.

    • Fire Angel
      Fire Angel 13 days ago +4

      London does no such thing, those laws were repealed decades ago and replaced with something that allows rampant development whenever a rich developer can persuade/buy the mayor. At one time it was illegal to build anything within a mile of St Paul's that was more than two thirds of its height, now from many angles it is hidden by buildings that are several times taller than the cathedral.

    • Rex T
      Rex T 13 days ago +9

      @Ank Skyscrapers aren't built to house people efficiently. They are expensive vanity projects where extremely rich people reside or commercial premises.

    • Valeriu Croitoru
      Valeriu Croitoru 13 days ago +1

      @Ank Buildings around four storeys are the cheapest and fastest to build while housing the highest number of people.

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    • Ank
      Ank 13 days ago +6

      @Pangaea thats easier to say. Do you expect china to make timer style housing to house millions? skycraper is better solution. Similarly, should india build stone based building? which would take decades to build. Rather build an efficient skycraper to house largest population.

  • Mik Moen
    Mik Moen 12 days ago +54

    Have you ever looked into how Spain is doing lately? Years ago I heard they were in the middle of a massive recession, a bunch of developments left half done, even an entire Airport unused. It was shown during a Top Gear special. Are they, or even Greece recovering?

    • noname
      noname 4 days ago

      @viewfromeastnwest how tf Greece's tourism is dead. Half of my country goes there in the summer

    • viewfromeastnwest
      viewfromeastnwest 4 days ago

      @Gear5 ZYF You mean LOANS that they will never be able to pay back. China will own Athen's historical ruins soon.

    • viewfromeastnwest
      viewfromeastnwest 4 days ago

      @noname Tourism is quite dead but they dud get a lot of LOANS from China, not the stupid eu. China now owns Greek's second largest port.

    • Gear5 ZYF
      Gear5 ZYF 6 days ago

      @noname did Greek Finance Minister told u that?
      Greece still complain germany not willing to help.

    • noname
      noname 6 days ago

      @Gear5 ZYF wtf. Greece got a lot of help from eu and they got lucky with tourism

  • TexanTube
    TexanTube 13 days ago +123

    It never made any sense to me to build tall skyscrapers that have at least half the building up for lease permanently because they have too much space. It's a waste. I love cities and skyscrapers, but building just to flex is meaningless.

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    • Planefan 08
      Planefan 08 10 days ago

      This is a problem more of urban planning than skyscrapers themselves.

    • Yichuan Wang
      Yichuan Wang 12 days ago

      un vocabulary cool

    • Lion
      Lion 12 days ago +5

      Exactly why many complained about the skyscrapers at the US, most of them are either half empty or completely empty, but they were made to show power and the complexity of the level of civilization that they are at.

    • Kobe A5 Wagyu
      Kobe A5 Wagyu 12 days ago

      Yes it is mainly for flexing but also a way for speculative investment.

  • Notthedroids Yourelookingfor

    When I visited China for the first time, I was very disillusioned with their urban design. Car-centric traffic infrastructure and loads of high-rise buildings made cities look incredibly grey and same-y. Hope this can change now!

  • Connected - Urban Planning, Construction, Trains

    A good approach concerning dense urban development is the one Tokyo takes. Tokyo hasn't got just one central business district where all skyscrapers are concentrated to. Instead, there is a cluster of areas where skyscrapers appear. Conveniently, these are also located next to train stations. Thus, a big number of people can commute easily without having to use cars. This concept is called Transit Oriented Development.

    At the same time, Tokyo has got loose zoning rules. Thus, buildings can develop freely like the market demands. This is what Chinese cities should aim for.

    • Kevin Tang
      Kevin Tang 6 days ago +1

      @Jonathan M That's more because of the share size and density of Tokyo. It has more population than the entire state of Texas. If you have that many people commute by cars it would be a lot worse.

    • Knightwolf
      Knightwolf 9 days ago

      @qjtvaddict found the Chinese person :D

    • Connected - Urban Planning, Construction, Trains
      Connected - Urban Planning, Construction, Trains 12 days ago

      @Jonathan M Well, it might not be a very comfortable experience for commuters but in at least, it works. In urban areas that dense, there isn't really an alternative to public transit other than bikes maybe. Cars would consume about 40 times the space of rapid transit. Thus, the whole city would be gridlocked - even if half of the town has demolished and replaced by more lanes.

    • Jonathan M
      Jonathan M 12 days ago +1

      Have you ever travelled on the Tokyo transit system during rush hour? It is NOT a good concept.

    • Connected - Urban Planning, Construction, Trains
      Connected - Urban Planning, Construction, Trains 12 days ago

      @hf If there are several CBD is a city, demand will be split to several TOD train stations. With high capacity and efficient operation, this shouldn't be an unsolvable problem

  • Tea set
    Tea set 12 days ago +20

    Thanks for the good content as always, as a person who has been in China, I really think this restriction is necessary, and more other restrictions are required too. maybe next you can do a video on China's "gated community". or just "gated community" in general. I really think it's a huge problem for cities.

    • Angelique Wu
      Angelique Wu 8 days ago

      @Tea set Interesting, never thought of it like that!
      You have a lot of good points!
      The main thing I can maybe see some Chinese people arguing is that gated communities make it safer, or that the gates make sure that the hubbub of transport and people doesn't make it into their homes.
      I feel like it's kind of similar to how in the US, some people will choose to live in a more isolated place away from the city, while others will live right in the city.

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    • Tea set
      Tea set 10 days ago +1

      @mlc449 Not for racial or cultural reasons tho. It's mainly security concerns and bad city planning.

    • Tea set
      Tea set 12 days ago +8

      @RazMatazz from my observation:
      1. Transportation= Road in the communities can't be used by the public.
      2. Lifestyle= When you take a walk, usually one side of the sidewalk is always a busy road with loud noise and heavy light & gas pollution. (Because of 1)
      3. Economy= cities are divided into blocks of economic zones and residential zones, so it's hard for local start-ups and small family businesses to get started. That leads to a bad regional economy and may lead to income inequality (more money goes to online stores and big brands).
      4 Culture= With the reasons above, people go from point to point in a city only, the low vitality of the city and people's lack of incentive to explore the city may slow cultural accumulation.

      There are also papers on this topic too I think.

    • mlc449
      mlc449 12 days ago +2

      @RazMatazz What, you don't believe segregated communities is a problem?

  • Henry Orcustus
    Henry Orcustus 13 days ago +67

    B1M in 2030: Why does Shanghai have 1000 buildings at 249 meters?

    • Arya Danadipa
      Arya Danadipa Day ago

      249.9999999999999 metres

    • C Lyu
      C Lyu 7 days ago

      😂

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    • Mujur
      Mujur 12 days ago +3

      249.9M exactly

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  • J Mondragon
    J Mondragon 9 days ago +7

    Like my teachers in architecture school always told me: 'build better and smarter, not bigger and bigger'

    • J Mondragon
      J Mondragon 4 days ago +1

      @Thatsme849 hahaha that's part of what they meant by better, but I coincide completely

    • Thatsme849
      Thatsme849 8 days ago +6

      build prettier first! go back to historical styles and stop all the square boxes please they are depressing

  • Thitut Uhthalye
    Thitut Uhthalye 13 days ago +81

    Skyscraper in China might be no more but B1M quality is going though the roof.

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      Hopi: "Sweeter"
      Joonie: "Cooler"
      Yoongi: "Butter

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      Köz karaş: '' Taŋ kaldım ''
      Erinder: '' Sezimdüü ''
      Jılmayuu: '' Tattuuraak ''
      Dene: '' Muzdak ''
      Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis.
      Aç köz arstan
      Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon.

      Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu wins taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. '' Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt '' dep oylodu arstan.
      Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu. # 垃圾

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  • Awoken Entertainment
    Awoken Entertainment 13 days ago +184

    Welp... you gotta admit they had a pretty good run

    • 👺samurai boi
      👺samurai boi 8 days ago

      @Rex T well their population was huge and they were the main manufacturers for computers and phones and whatever made in china products and started selling world wide.Not only that but also keep a huge competition with other companies in order to be number one i guess but im very sure that would barely happen.

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    • PTTYY jz
      PTTYY jz 9 days ago +1

      @Rex T go find out how much money hsbc Goldman sache soft bank and many others invest in China bro… At least do some research pls .

    • Prima Stanislaus
      Prima Stanislaus 13 days ago +2

      Yeah, booms are so interesting to follow since they tend to make interesting stuff. As other put it tho, I kinda fear for the maintenance cause lots of them are more or less investment in the shape of apartments be it finished or unfortunately otherwise.

    • Sean M
      Sean M 13 days ago +1

      Wonder how many of them will last?

  • Konrad Tank
    Konrad Tank 3 days ago +1

    I have just recently starting watching The B1M channel and have to say the content is pretty darn good. Keep it up.

  • DUCK_
    DUCK_ 12 days ago +5

    I think this is a good step towards loger lasting and safer cities ... tho I question the limit on height .. perhaps due to strategic reasons since its hard to turn profit if there is constant booming supply on estate market

  • NSpencer4783
    NSpencer4783 12 days ago

    This may be a move in the right direction because developers, engineers, and architects will focus more on quality and usability the more. I always like B1M videos even before watching them because I know I won't be disappointed.

  • awesome models
    awesome models 13 days ago +67

    I hope that this increases the uniqueness of the Chinese cities .

    • Angelique Wu
      Angelique Wu 8 days ago +1

      As a Chinese, I'm quite excited for the future!
      There are already many beautiful and innovative Chinese mixed with modern architectural things floating around, and I hope the skyscraper ban will allow these cultural buildings to flourish even more!
      Somewhere I like to see these buildings is on Archdaily, there are some really innovative designs on there, which I'd like to see more around China!
      Hopefully, each region's special characteristics can be really brought out. I'd love to see a traditional mixed with modern Suzhou and Hangzhou, or smaller cities with regional characteristics.

    • nehem
      nehem 8 days ago +1

      @Nehco Oahnait no my friend. I live in Australia one of the very boring and standardized place. For example every suburbs, you will see a mall ideally westfield, and that mall pretty much same everywhere, Kmart, Coles, Woolies, and some pharmacies and some food place, a BWS.

      There is no uniqueness. Such a big country you will feel like you're stuck in a small audio loop. Everywhere you go you see the same thing and experience same thing.

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    • Frog/Life S
      Frog/Life S 10 days ago +2

      @Lion Not true. And its defintetly more not true when their cities are full of them and they all blend together. Developed countries already realized that building many skyscrapers is not useful or beatiful.

    • Seiku
      Seiku 11 days ago +1

      I think this will happen as towns become more lived in and changes in their own way at a bottom up level. There are a lot of initiatives to rebuild smaller closer communities to be less car dependent and I think this will allow people to rely less on outsiders and growing relationships, communities, a separate way of life within etc. So I think a lot of towns have the potential to gain a lot of their own character. Of course, it won't be like the old days where regional cities in large countries would gain much more distinct customs, social norms, accents etc. due to the isolation, as we are more globally connected than we've ever been. And I think China's higher ups also want to steer a bit of the habits, behaviors, customs etc. of the people, not to deviate too much from what they consider traditional or normal (or desired).

  • Tobias Unknown
    Tobias Unknown 13 days ago +6

    Skyscrapers only make sense in a very specific context. You can see the disconnect from the cities and the problems they cause for quality of life. Also when you compare Paris and New York, Paris manages a higher population density and higher quality of life without skyscrapers (except in La Defense). So they are not the best tool for urbanisation.

    • An Aussie
      An Aussie 6 days ago

      Manhattan is a commercial/financial district mainly, not residential. Paris is mix of all three.

  • aamuboi10
    aamuboi10 10 days ago +10

    I think many developed countries stopped caring about the "tallest building" race. Lol focusing on the quailty and usage of the buildings should be the priority instead of wanting _VANITY_ buildings with no real purpose. I can only imagine how many buildings are sitting half full/empty. Great video B1M! 👍

    • Zebimicio
      Zebimicio 10 days ago

      Many developed countries stopped caring because they were already developed. Most of the tallest buildings before asian countries rose in economy was 100% european or american. They don't need more skyscrapers nowadays because their economy is solid enough .

  • ⭕DaRtH VaDeR⭕
    ⭕DaRtH VaDeR⭕ 5 days ago

    Very well written and researched video, but more amazing thing is how China has started to come up with such rules and regulations for historic, economic and other such things.

  • Kairon156
    Kairon156 9 days ago +1

    While tall towers are impressive they need a purpose first, I've always been against the excuse to build taller for the sake of building taller.

    Off topic: I'm surprised hempcrete hasn't taken off yet. Although I haven't seen much research on it's strength for mega towers nor super cold climates.

  • Crazy Bros Cael
    Crazy Bros Cael 10 days ago

    Reminds me of when emperor Augustus (the first emperor of the Roman Empire from 27bc-14ad), limited the height of the apartment buildings in Rome to 5-6 stories. Of course, China’s reasons for introducing height regulations are completely different from ancient Rome’s.

  • cairo
    cairo 11 days ago +17

    US skyscrapers were necessity because of tight spaces. Than skyscrapers became status symbols. After it countries started to build sky scrapers as status symbols. Problem is, that they are not worth the money, unlike in New York. Best example is Dubai. Why do you need high buildings in the middle of nowhere in the desert? China is different, but they still build skyscrapers as a proove, that they are advanced, modern... In the meantime their buildings are crumbing and ground water is extremely contaminated...

  • Joe R M
    Joe R M 13 days ago +32

    China seems to be going for less vertical infrastructure and more horizontal with high speed rail, the belt and road program, etc… which is a better use of funds than a half empty supertall building.

    • qjtvaddict
      qjtvaddict 12 days ago +2

      @Troy509 travel more but ok

    • Troy509
      Troy509 12 days ago

      I totally agree, Hong Kong has hands down THE best transport system in all of China, which mainland cities could totally use their money to construct likewise

    • मोडिक्रॉन ModiCron
      मोडिक्रॉन ModiCron  13 days ago +3

      Yes, you should see some of the new "city within city" designs coming out of Shenzhen. It's really cool.

  • Leltech
    Leltech 13 days ago +60

    This is an interesting topic, I would like to know more about china's skyscrapers. Great video!

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  • Claudia MST
    Claudia MST 12 days ago

    A step towards right direction. This will open up doors to quality infrastructure and will help cities to develop and grow more sustainably. Even though i freaking love skyscrapers but this seems like a good decision.

  • Johnson Li
    Johnson Li 13 days ago +29

    It is said my hometown, Nanning has vacant flats enough for sales for next 40 years. this middle size city with skyscrapers over 200 meters are more than Beijing in numbers, capable to house 12 million ppl , but its current population is only at 7.8 million. everyone has houses that is why no ppl are buying except immigrants from north China who came here for warm winter vocation.

    • Martian Builder
      Martian Builder 10 days ago

      @RG HK has quite the direct opposite problem- too many people for too few houses, and it's driving HK's real estate prices through the roof. The B1M's sister channel, _Tomorrow's Build_ already made a video on this topic a while back.

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      RG 10 days ago

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      Sam 11 days ago

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    • JChrisssinSH S
      JChrisssinSH S 11 days ago +3

      @Martian Builder No they are not cheap. A 120 sqm new apartment in unknown cities like Nanning still cost about 300k USD. (In Beijing or Shanghai that will be at least 1.5 million USD) The reason is most empty apartments are actually bought by investors hoping the property's value will increase in the future.

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      Martian Builder 11 days ago

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  • Álvaro Agraz
    Álvaro Agraz 5 days ago

    I disagree with one thing you said: 250m is not the “oficial height” for a building to be considered a skyscraper. At least not globally. There are tall buildings that don’t reach 250 but can be still considered skyscrapers.

  • goldcanyon340
    goldcanyon340 8 days ago +3

    This is a great start. Now let’s see some more cities follow this example as well!

  • Cinematic Series Gaming

    Imagine if they started blending traditional Chinese architecture with modern designs to make low-rise buildings that are more inviting, more convenient and greener than the usual concrete jungle.

  • Bubblez_X_Beast
    Bubblez_X_Beast 12 days ago

    I think this was a good rule to implement. That way they don't overextend themselves on infrastructure and debt. And as much as money want to cute "control" this is a good thing to control, as many other cities have similar rules.

  • AngryGopnik
    AngryGopnik 13 days ago +34

    Actually a good decision by the Chinese government

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  • Jacob Ploszaj
    Jacob Ploszaj 12 days ago +6

    I also like how they take into cultural differences and each provinces own histories to decide what would work best for a certain area, not a golden overall standard that everyone should aspire to

    • Groaznic
      Groaznic 11 days ago

      That doesn't make sense. It's like inventing any random fact as positive, such as "I like how this guy is just minding his business, and not taking a knife to stab everyone in the street, good job guy, yaaaay!"

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  • 023 Priyesh Gupta
    023 Priyesh Gupta 10 days ago +1

    I'm always impressed by the growth and development of China.

  • Grant McCoy
    Grant McCoy 12 days ago +9

    I never even considered that the buildings quality was sub standard. They look so beautiful. To be fair, I don't think that the major buildings are low quality. I think it's happening to prevent low quality skyscrapers from being built.

    • Knightwolf
      Knightwolf 9 days ago +1

      @zupermaus and new buildings.. flash-player.net/video/GZvdveiI3zs/video.html and flash-player.net/video/s-2DtL-Wjkc/video.html

    • zupermaus
      zupermaus 10 days ago +2

      The engineering standards are actually much higher in China - a whole new level compared to the West that foreign architects have to get used to. This is due to being in earthquake zones, as well as biannual typhoons, and usually every city's been built on a river system that experiences 50 year megafloods. The issue has historically been the corner-cutting and semi-legal homes that went up in the 80s-90s boom, when people used sub-standard materials and there was little zoning laws.

  • ThePeej
    ThePeej 12 days ago

    Consistently well produced & interesting,content from the B1M. Kudos!!

  • Fribbon
    Fribbon 9 days ago

    Not to mention that building high is not always a method of saving space! The higher you build the bigger the sprawl of space and the facilities needed to sustain these structures become. A mixture of Mid-rise and Highrise buildings like you find in many European and Japanese cities for example ensures the best use of space. That’s especially important in ever growing Chinese cities, so it’s a very wise decision to focus on density and living quality rather than tall extravagant buildings

  • Chickenlover
    Chickenlover 13 days ago +11

    It will be interesting to see whether China will begin have more urban sprawl or even low residential suburbia-like housing projects. Been watching the B1m since 50k subs it's great to see the channel gaining some real traction over the last 2 years

    • Serhat Karabeyli
      Serhat Karabeyli 12 days ago

      @Rex T You can not ride the rail to go from your home to the grocery store (this is a legit issue for American suburbs)

    • qjtvaddict
      qjtvaddict 12 days ago

      @Haechi [WR] yeah hence the urban express trains

    • Haechi [WR]
      Haechi [WR] 12 days ago

      @Rex T What high speed rail in suburbs? Wouldn't a subway be better

    • Bryan M
      Bryan M 13 days ago +1

      well China's population is a about to drop off a cliff so I doubt we're every really going to see any expansion of urban areas.

    • Mike A
      Mike A 13 days ago +2

      There's a residential tower a few blocks from me that comes in at just under 100 meters. It's 30 stories. Seriously, the limit isn't setting up urban sprawl or suburbia at all.

  • Wolfy
    Wolfy 9 days ago +2

    Could never understand why a country with such beautiful traditional architecture insisted instead on building these huge modern boxes. I get having a big flashy skyscraper as a showpiece downtown. Just shouldn't make up an entire city

  • De U
    De U 12 days ago +5

    Love this, I'm in support of this new move by China.

  • Jason Zhao
    Jason Zhao 13 days ago +2

    It’s great news that they are finally focusing on quality or safety over quantity now.

  • Chris McMahon
    Chris McMahon 12 days ago +6

    Fascinating how a huge country has the ability to so drastically change course of its built environment so instantaneously.
    It may be a good thing but only possible in an authoritarian government.

    • BlackHawkTejas
      BlackHawkTejas 11 days ago +1

      Exactly! Only an Authoritarian government can do this; TBH I don't find it fascinating.

  • scorpioninpink
    scorpioninpink 13 days ago +101

    I actually support this. Especially the copy cat city ban.

  • ZΞTTΛ
    ZΞTTΛ 13 days ago +66

    Skyscrapers are overrated. They are much harder to evacuate and more vulnerable to disasters. Even in Japan, low rises are even more "disaster-proof" than skyscrapers. Skyscrapers can shape the skyline of the city, but banning them and giving permission to a few that fit in the overall architectural agenda of the city is a way better solution than trashing the city with random overpriced useless towers that will never be fully used.

    • TackyWhale
      TackyWhale 12 days ago +1

      Nah, banning them is unnecessary.

    • Rex T
      Rex T 13 days ago

      @L C Good points.

    • L C
      L C 13 days ago +2

      Biggest problem is they usually are extremely expensive to build, maintain and demolish. It looks intimidating, but other than city centres where multinational companies like to HQ, they are irrelevant to most companies and citizen. I remember a skyscraper in Saigon finished around 10 years ago still struggle to fill all of their floors. Similarly, tall apartments and condominiums sound lucrative, but they also need proper planning, because too many of them and their view will just look block each other like in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Their main function as density housing is only viable if the city’s economy is large enough to pay for their maintenance. The way that housing is being solved in cities like LA or SF boggles the mind. They green lighted a lot of apartments, but apartments are expensive so the incentive for developers would be to build condominiums to make the most money out of it. The homeless need housing in areas where they can travel to work efficiently without having to own a vehicle. Developing a proper mass transport network to accommodate workers like in other dense urban areas is the only way to reach the root of the housing problems. Japanese mass transport looks intimidating, but considering the scale of the amount of people they move, it is what enables them to have poor workers living in cheaper housing area yet able to get to work. They still have a homeless population, but they are not becoming part of the city landscape. LA have a huge homeless population not just because they have great weather, but also because its economy is great, and a lot of homeless there do work in low paying, minimum jobs. They can’t afford a home close enough to their work, so they choose homelessness instead.

    • awesome models
      awesome models 13 days ago +2

      Totally agree ! Having a few unique and high quality buildings is better than filling every single city with lots of random skyscrapers .

  • catonpillow
    catonpillow 12 days ago +1

    Being prudent is always better than being wasteful. Making the buildings more functional and better utilized is the right choice.

  • Marv Watkins
    Marv Watkins 11 days ago +10

    A lot of really crappy, ugly, structurally questionable buildings of dubious quality went up way too quickly all over China. And the frequent copycat lack of creativity and originality tackiness makes it look like Vegas gone even more insane times 1000.

    • Nehco Oahnait
      Nehco Oahnait 9 days ago +2

      That’s not true. You are over generalizing

  • 阿氢HYDROGEN
    阿氢HYDROGEN 11 days ago

    as a Chinese I just keep learning about my country through your channel. Good job!

  • Christian Muntean
    Christian Muntean 13 days ago +2

    I don´t need a newspaper or any website. I just watch these Vids and have a pretty good understanding what the global construction problems/solutions are. Awesome and educative content!

  • dragorocky
    dragorocky 12 days ago +18

    This is dope! Can’t wait to see the new China start building architecturally appropriate buildings that compliment their surroundings. This is the true future. Get it, China!

  • James
    James 13 days ago +59

    Skyscrapers are a bit of a red herring when it comes to density, just look at European cities - no where near as many skyscrapers as American cities, and yet they have a higher standard of living, more density, and have an easier time implementing effective public transport. we need to fill the 'missing middle' when it comes to density- we need more townhouses instead of high rise apartments and single family zoning

    • Labas Labas
      Labas Labas 6 days ago +1

      @David Moore I am not in love with its density, but I agree. Their new tower projects free up spacer and there is quite a lot of green spaces.

    • David Moore
      David Moore 6 days ago

      @Labas Labas a great super big modern city with some greenery here and there is Seoul. Unfortunately it has a lot of smog, whether that is China's fault or it's from Korea is unknown to me.

    • An Aussie
      An Aussie 6 days ago

      They're not a red herring, in western cities traditionally they have been used for commercial, not residential purposes. Actual residential skyscrapers are way more land efficient. For example the 152 meter tall residential skyscrapers in Sydney's suburb of st Leonard's (currently densifying) like 88 pacific highway contain 750 apartments in a space that once contained 7-10 terraces. An order of magnitude more dense.

    • Labas Labas
      Labas Labas 10 days ago +1

      @James Is that a green city if you have to go to a particular place and park to find some trees and space? A few ornaments slapped on old squeezed buildings doesn't hide that it is just concrete and stone wasteland. Cars allow at least to live in European city suburbs and get some space and nature. Not everyone enjoys live live like some medieval rat in dark narrow alleys.

      Yes cities got choked during industrial revolution, sadly European cities stayed the same way - overcrowded without changing much in planning since then.

      Green spaces are particularly necessity when you DON'T have cars. As you are tied and get out of that overcrowded city whenever you like.

    • BlackHawkTejas
      BlackHawkTejas 11 days ago +2

      @David Moore Ouch!! 😂
      True though! Those buildings are good for Tourism & not for residential use. And don't forget how hard it is to repair those old buildings or fit new amenities.

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    Father Freddie 10 days ago

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  • dijasom
    dijasom 12 days ago +4

    every culture, should have a minimum quality for their constructions on a massive scale, for instance, who is stuck footing the bill, when an unsafe building needs to be removed?

    Constructing buildings, that can last for hundreds of years, with a little maintenance, is a good goal, when it takes up resources, and time, to such a large degree.

    Edit* sperring.

  • Cas
    Cas 12 days ago +2

    Such a shame this ban, absolutely loved the chinese skyscrapers! Btw always love ur content about china

  • Jonathan Kleinow
    Jonathan Kleinow 12 days ago

    I wonder if, as time passes and demand starts to catch up, some of the buildings in those "ghost cities" can be renovated to modern building codes and finished. I would imagine there are many that will need to come down, as they were built so shoddily in the first place that they were never safe to occupy in the first place. It's very interesting to see the other extreme of city density, as compared with places like the U.S., where sprawl and urban decay are the issue.

    • zupermaus
      zupermaus 10 days ago +1

      The ghost city phenomenon isn't the same as in the West -usually projects are long term, such is the money machine in China. They're usually built for up to a decade in advance, or inline with subway system plans that can take years to install. Many youtubers and enthusiasts that went out to these ghost cities in the Tweenies filmed their disappointment when many of these supposedly empty cities had started being filled, such as Ordos, built for the population of 1 million and widely reported as empty when it was finished, though today out of 40,000 apartments built 2% remain unfilled. Genuine ghost developments do exist - a la Evergrande's megacrash, but most speculative development does get filled in the end. 400 million ruralites have moved to the cities in the past 2 decades, another 200 million are still to come, which is a fact fueling the boom -however it's gone way too far now. You 'll get many empty units in many buuldings, though not entire ghost cities. One long-lasting ghost city is Yujiapu district in Tainjin, which is half empty after a decade.

  • ツ 我也是精日
    ツ 我也是精日 6 days ago +3

    •Office vacancy ratio in big cities in Japan: Almost always less than 5%

    •Office vacancy ratio in big cities in China: More than 20%

    •Vacant Condo in China: The population of Germany.

    • ツ 我也是精日
      ツ 我也是精日 5 days ago

      @【“蝗民痔”被Ban】阿痔和痔粉们的玻璃心碎了一地 地方财政已经死了。中共到不留下任何痕迹为止反复隐藏。但是,中国是暴力共产主义,请您放心。中国不是民主主義,不会崩塌。因此中国最终会成为依赖德政令的国家。依我的估计,比起中国,韩国先经济再破产&俄罗斯先再崩塌。如果俄罗斯崩塌,对中国有多大影响?将这块遗失多年的领土取回。

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      【“蝗民痔”被Ban】阿痔和痔粉们的玻璃心碎了一地 5 days ago

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      As far as I know, Western MSM started predicting China's imminent collapse 20 years ago.

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  • Wu Lung
    Wu Lung 5 days ago

    Skyscrapers create pockets of concentrated demand for transportation, power, water etc services and create congestion. It results in wasteful inefficiencies and are an economic burden to the city, effectively operation subsidies to skyscrapers. The regulations on building heights are sensible, practical and good practice.

  • Eric
    Eric 4 days ago

    If they're smart they'll look at the Netherlands and start implementing their excellent quality of life and quality of transportation ideas. Safer streets, healthier people, fewer cars, more livable cities.

  • willcwhite
    willcwhite 13 days ago +4

    China basically has the opposite problem of the US, but in both cases the solution is the same: gentle density

  • DP media
    DP media 12 days ago +20

    Nice. As a Chinese from a city with population of 21 Million, I am so tired of these stupid skyscrapers. This regulation came late but not too late.

    • Timi
      Timi 6 days ago

      @DP media lmao ull keep seeing those ' wait isn't youtube banned in china', like bruh .... its every comment got to do with China. Legit so annoying.

    • DP media
      DP media 10 days ago +1

      @Mr. DucArbre who cares

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      Zoaxe Mythale 10 days ago +3

      @Mr. DucArbre there is something called VPN....

    • Mr. DucArbre
      Mr. DucArbre 10 days ago

      Wait, isn't Flash-Player banned in China?

  • sn07
    sn07 8 days ago +1

    It’s hard to fathom just exactly how urbanized China really is. It’s def a whole different world.

  • Tmb1112
    Tmb1112 9 days ago

    I think a lot of these problems are caused by the slowdown and decrease of the rate of population growth in these cities that has been so insanely rapid the past 2 decades that no amount of construction could ever be considered too much. I mean in 2000 the urban percentage was 36% compared to 2020's 64%. There were also another 140 million people added to the total population in that time too. So that's something like half a BILLION people added to Chinese cities in 20 years. There's a lot less room for urban migration now, and the population is probably already declining in China despite the official, but sketchy, figures. Considering the amount of empty buildings and half-constructed ones already, China I think is making a good move with this decision. Rather than have the real estate industry continue to prop itself up on fraud by imagining that the growth is going to continue forever, they're taking a more realistic stance which will cause the real estate giants to cut growth expectations but at least start filling up those older buildings. Supply is more massive than there is demand right now. Even with Chinese people relying on real estate as where they put most of their wealth, getting two or three houses each, they built so much to deal with the ballooning population that now with that balloon deflating a bit, it's time to just fill out what they've got rather than build any more. Anyway, this is just my take on it!

  • Norwegian Blue
    Norwegian Blue 12 days ago +20

    It will be interesting to see how these skyscrapers will hold up over the next 20 or 30 years. They were built with such speed and China has a reputation for cutting corners on safety and durability in construction.

    • Ciaran Chao
      Ciaran Chao 12 days ago +1

      Let's wait and see. And I genuinely hope that you are able to live long enough to examine.

    • Rob Fraser
      Rob Fraser 12 days ago +4

      They have a history of doing that when building their get-rich-quick buildings, but not when building the vanity projects that put a city, or even the entire nation, under national scrutiny. Chinese developers know better than to embarrass their nation because the result is a short trial and then being gassed inside a van.

  • 993mike
    993mike 2 days ago

    Just like many things made in China, speed of production and low cost are paramount, so I would hate to be in one of those newer buildings in a major earthquake

  • James Tucker
    James Tucker 12 days ago

    A few tall buildings like the ones in this video could solve LA's housing shortage. But whenever a developer proposes a 5+1 200 unit building the locals act like its the end of the world and grab their Tiki torches and pitch forks and protest.

  • Keith Ng
    Keith Ng 9 days ago +1

    This is definitely a right move by the government ~ objectively speaking

  • Penny Lane
    Penny Lane 6 days ago

    I distinctly remembering someone complaining about all the red tape in his country and how we should take a look at China and the speed at which they build new projects there.
    I guess sometimes regulation and burocracy isn't all bad.

  • askmelater
    askmelater 10 days ago

    Correction: A building "officially" becomes a skyscraper at 100 meters, or 328 feet. But then, none of this matters since nobody ever really looks at any post WWII buildings.

  • Pikáchu thunderbolt ⚡
    Pikáchu thunderbolt ⚡ 12 days ago +8

    Just take an example
    Many developed European countries refrain from too tall skyscrapers rather than that they have preserved their own cultural buildings and hertiage architecture.

    Whereas USA just seems to be boring and monotonous.

    • jarhead mstr
      jarhead mstr 8 days ago

      @Frog/Life S and the same could be said about Paris, which is one of the dirtiest cities in Europe, but also unbelievably beautiful

    • jarhead mstr
      jarhead mstr 8 days ago

      @Frog/Life S ya it is my opinion? What’s your point, I sad I disagree, I didn’t say he was wrong, and also if New York is such a shithole, and people have such a bad perception of New York why is it one of the most visited cities in the world? Bothe domestic and foreign

    • Frog/Life S
      Frog/Life S 10 days ago +1

      @jarhead mstr Not true that is only your opinion on New York. Most people know new york as a shithole due to the high cost of living and how dirty the city is.

    • jarhead mstr
      jarhead mstr 11 days ago +8

      I would disagree, new york is one of the skyscraper capitals of the world, yet is one of the most unique and interesting cities not only in the USA but in the world, but in many cases you are correct

  • gshock active
    gshock active 11 days ago

    Great to hear that too.the government of china now realized that tall building didn't bring prosper to all chinese. They start thinking to provide more facilities that can give good benefit to their society

  • HBStandard
    HBStandard 5 days ago

    This is an optimistic take, given the fact that the major developers aren’t just “having trouble”, they’ve defaulted and are going bankrupt, the Chinese economy is done for.

  • robert7567
    robert7567 12 days ago +3

    Another terrific video. @The B1M have you considered doing a video about San Francisco’s Millennium Tower that’s leaning? Assuming of course you haven’t already done so and I just forgotten. Thanks! 🙏🏽 😊

    • Raman Shah
      Raman Shah 7 days ago

      If you haven't seen Practical Engineering, it's a terrific channel that I really love. Grady there did a wonderful episode on the Millennium Tower.

  • Alice Truelove Crossdresser 双面人生

    The demanding analysis is lacking here. Countryside plus Tier 4 and tier 5 cities are also going through rapid expansion, which give the economic capacity to bring people back and causes the lower demand of the high rise residential buildings in big central cities.

    • Sean Kilburn
      Sean Kilburn 11 days ago

      @Zeth Perhaps because they are second largest real estate firm in China and are in crisis which in turn will contribute to a crisis in real estate

    • Zeth
      Zeth 11 days ago

      @Sean Kilburn yes... We are talking about real estate... And I thought we were talking about occupancy rates/ghost towns etc.? Btw I am not on either side of you guys argument as I believe the reality is somewhere in the middle. I just don't see how "evergrande" is helping you with your argument.

    • Sean Kilburn
      Sean Kilburn 11 days ago

      @Zeth You fail to realise that any disruption to the company, no matter the cause, will then impact their operations which in this case is real estate

    • Zeth
      Zeth 11 days ago

      @Sean Kilburn you don't even understand what has caused the evergrande crisis... It's has very little to do with their ability to sell residential properties... Please educate yourself instead of just "name drop" evergrande like uneducated person.

    • Sean Kilburn
      Sean Kilburn 11 days ago

      @Zeth How many times must I repeat the name Evergrande?

  • Elias Arcondoulis
    Elias Arcondoulis 13 days ago +12

    Thank you for this video, I have just subscribed. I live in Shenzhen and moved here May 2017. My Chinese colleagues have told me "If you want to see the China of yesterday, go to Beijing. If you want to see the China of today, go to Shanghai. If you want to see the China of tomorrow, go to Shenzhen" - this cannot be more true. The development here, even within the 4.5 years since I have been here is crazy (I saw the completion of the Ping An building). Its exterior design is fascinating from an engineering perspective, in terms of reduction of vortex shedding (cyclical drag forces) from wind loads. In the last year or so, however, I have noticed that more old apartment buildings are being replaced with more modern apartment buildings and there are parks everywhere. Foreign architects are called in to design new, sleek buildings that replace older (circa 80's, 90's) buildings.

    • zupermaus
      zupermaus 10 days ago +1

      Actually foreign architects are in dwindling demand, due to the slew of out-here Chinese firms these days and homegrown prize-winners. Chinese architects are now the ones going global, such as MAD or the ones setting the trends like X+living or Wang Shu (do check these guys out if you want to know what the future trends are). This is due to the vast amount of people, all with high education standards, multiple times more engineers or designers than any other country graduating ever year, to the point there's a glut and a lot of downtrodden artists out there - the Shanghai region alone has something like 20,000 design schools. In China there is a certain form of self-racism lingering, whereby a foreign name still illicits a knee-jerk response that it's better quality. It doesn't matter that one pile of jeans in the factory gets the Levi's label slapped on it, and the other a local brand, the former will always be 'better'. Likewise with Apple phones a little behind in the tech or durability, they're still doubly expensive.

    • Rex T
      Rex T 13 days ago

      Conspicuous consumption. A natural corollary when people come into a lot of money. They tend to mindlessly ape others without realising the pitfalls.

  • mijuo roui
    mijuo roui 8 days ago +1

    Finally a video about China that’s not overwhelmingly political. I like this focus on quality rather than quantity initiated by the government.

  • Matty M
    Matty M 10 days ago

    it is strange how a nation with so many poor and homeless has so many empty houses, you'd have thought maybe the government would have used some of its significant wealth and insane levels of control there to help the poorer citizens and thus greatly reduce the growing crime rates.

  • NawDawgTheRazor
    NawDawgTheRazor 12 days ago +2

    I’m hoping moving forward, this means buildings will be higher quality, more elegant and environmentally friendly, and more distinctively Asian or Chinese in design. 🍻

    • qjtvaddict
      qjtvaddict 12 days ago

      China corrects itself fast and they don’t dwell on failure

  • T[A]P Me!! To Have [S]EX With Me

    As a skyscraper fan its a little upsetting but seems to be for the best. Similar to what's happening Dubai, it's good that they are thinking more about quality, its people, and the environment over quantity and vanity. Curious how these changes levels the playing field with the US in the future.

    • Mr. Pig
      Mr. Pig 11 days ago

      Copied comment, also inappropriate name