Thursday, March 24, 2011
Made in China
News came out recently that the city of Huainan in Anhui Province of China would soon start building a $44 million worth high-rise hotel in their sports park. The rendering is amazing - "unlike anything you've ever seen!"
The 150-meter-tall 5-star hotel consists of three parts: the top handle is an observation deck; the round part houses guest rooms; and the ball is the conference center.
This is not enough. I found out that there are actually four other structures under construction in the same sports park: an American football, a basketball, a soccer ball, and a volleyball.
Previously, that same city built a planning exhibition hall that takes the shape of a grand piano with a violin-looking entrance.
Two other unforgettable buildings in China came to my mind: the Wuliangye Headquarters (China's most famous liquor company) and the Tianzi Hotel in the outskirt of Beijing.
Can't believe your eyes? You know, these things are ridiculous/fascinating to the extent that I would rather just treat them as amusements.