In Hangzhou, China, there is a building that houses over 30,000 people.
A city under one roof
There's a city in Alaska where most of the community lives and operates out of one apartment building. The school, post office, stores, etc. Source:NPR
Google for Kowloon City, won’t be disappointed
Imagine being the postman for this building
Most complexes in Hangzhou use the parcel lockers now. They have tonnes downstairs. In fact they even have parcel collection rooms downstairs, which is basically a shop front where delivery drivers just leave all the parcels and you go down to scan and collect yours.
Imagine if there was a fire.
For some reason, I can't imagine they ever do fire drills either, it would take like 6 hours. And you know how you aren't supposed to use the elevator during a fire (for multiple reasons)? Imagine living in the top floor and needing to quickly evacuate on foot with tens of thousands of other people. Also as a side note imagine earthquakes, or how disease spreads in there.
I'm all for dense city planning and effective, safe high density housing, but at some point it likely just becomes a greedy hazard.
It's funny you say that because if you search up the kowloon walled city you will practically see what a real life mega block city would look like. It's some really interesting stuff
My first thought lol.
I’m cracking up at the pictures they’re using. It’s a high end apartment that can fit 30k people, probably bringing in something like $60 million a month, and the listing pictures look like a maintenance employee took them on a 2018 android phone
does it really house 30k?
Interesting!! I like that there are restaurants and recreational facilities inside!!
That place looks better than my condo
Where in Hangzhou, do you know? I lived there for over 10 years and never noticed this building haha.
The building is called 杭州丽晶国际酒店and it's near the city center on the east side of the river.
The address is 2327 Hongning Road, X iaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
The sanitary main must be the size of the Holland Tunnel.
No one talking about the massive engineering feat for water, power, and sewer.
This is a pretty common building structure in China? You usually can’t walk through from one end to the other though. They’re typically divided up into “towers” and all have multiple entrances/multiple elevators.
If let’s say you lived on the corner of the building and you wanted to visit a friend at the other corner of the building, you’d probably have to ext your tower and walk over to the entrance of their tower.
Pizza delivery nightmare
You kidding? There’s probably several dedicated restaurants in there.
Eh, I'd take it if it's well organized. Way better than driving through neighborhoods with no lighting at all, trying to find an address in the dark.
someone else said mail nightmare. Y’all don’t get how this works. The denser the buildings, the easier / better for this stuff. I’ve delivered in cities and if you get more than one to the same building it’s awesome. They probly get 10 at a time. Way faster than going to 10 totally different addresses
There isn't 30,000 people in there.
35 occupied floors, 50 apartments per floor, 3 people on average per apartment means 5,250 people.
you telling me reddit is posting inaccurate information about china?
And people posted links and many units are luxury so they take up multiple floors.
I get cyberpunk vibes when imagining the inside
Even the mega buildings in cyberpunk weren't that dense
I look at this picture and it makes me want a single family house on a plot of land even more, and I already REALLY wanted a single family house on plot of land.
I live in Hangzhou and would just like to point out that while there are a lot of apartment buildings here (as in all of China/Asia), this is in no way the norm. Sounds plausible that this building exsts on the outskirts somewhere but I’ve never seen anything like it. Hangzhou is generally known for being very green, having lots of bike lanes, and natural scenery such as the lake, wetlands and tea fields in the middle of the city. For a city of 12 million it’s not really the crowded urban dystopia you would think if you only saw this picture and thread.
Yeah if I were to settle in China, I'd pick Hangzhou.
I count 37 floors (including the smaller ones).
For there to be 30,000 people assuming say an average of 3 people per apartment, there'd need to be 270 separate apartments per floor.
Sure the building looks big, but does it look like there's 270 apartments on a single floor ? not to me.
So I'm calling BS on this claim.
There are buildings like this in Tokyo that certainly have all shops you’d need on a daily basis.