Skyscraper is, literally, prominent features of many cities. They are increasingly dominating urban skylines around the world.
People travel far and wide to view one of nature’s most spectacular Somebody at Chinese construction company Guizhou Ludiya Property Management recognized this and thought, “Hey, why don’t we build a waterfall on the side of our skyscraper?” And so they created the world’s tallest man-made waterfall, and people can’t quite decide if it’s a good idea or not.
There’s no denying that it does indeed look spectacular, creating a glorious rainbow in front of the building when the sun is out. But the artificial waterfall, located in the city of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province in Southwest China, requires 4 large pumps to lift the recycled water 350ft up before it cascades down the side of the huge building.
It faced huge engineering challenges during constuction and because of electricity costs, believed to be over $100 an hour, the waterfall is only in use for special occasions.
Guiyang is experiencing rapid growth as people flock from the other parts of the province to take advantage of the building boom. Now the government wants to build a big data center in Guiyang. So the economy is developing rapidly. For example the bases for Apple, Google, and Amazon will be located in Guiyang.
Seems like there’ll be plenty more creative and crazy skyscrapers to come in Guiyang! Scroll down to check out the waterfall building for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
A construction company in Guiyang, China decided to try something a little different
They built the world’s largest man-made waterfall onto the side of their skyscraper
But while there’s no denying that it does look spectacular
It requires 4 huge pumps to lift the recycled water 350ft up before it cascades down the side of the building
And because of electricity costs, believed to be over $100 an hour, the waterfall is only in use for special occasions
Many people have reacted negatively to what they perceive as an extremely wasteful vanity project
While others thought it was a great new tourist attraction for the city
“Personally I think it’s nice,” Guiyang resident Tengyu Zhang
“Since Huangguoshu waterfall is the most famous waterfall in China and it’s located nearby, this one can be like a small ad for that”
Some commenters loved the idea
While others found things to critique