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A 30-story Building in 15 Days

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A 30-story building in China was constructed in 15 days. (Photo: youTub grab)

There is currently a construction boom in China and for the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a province in China where a developer recently managed to erect a multi-story hotel building in just 15 days.

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The building stands 30 stories tall and looks out over Dongting Lake.

The province is in south central China and its name means "south of the lake."

The construction of the hotel in the short span of time was highlighted by a time-lapse video that went viral across the globe.

Hunan Province, China is the answer to the Geo Quiz.

The newly-constructed building is said to be earthquake resistant and extremely energy efficient.

The developer also says it was built at a third of the usual cost.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to The Atlantic's James Fallows about the speedy transformation of China's urban landscapes.

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