50 storey tall ring of life monument in china nears completion
dec 03, 2012
50 storey tall ring of life monument in china nears completion


‘ring of life’ monument nears completion, fushun, liaoning province, china
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china is quickly and fiercely pushing it’s way to become a global leader in many fields, exhibiting new and astounding feats including their
newest monument now reaching completion. as the name suggests, the mammoth ‘ring of life’ in fushun is a 157-meter diameter metal ring
made using 3,000 tons of steel, illuminated by 12,000 individual LED lights in what will most likely be a very coordinated impressive light show,
complete with four elevators to help visitors to the top. the 16-million dollar structure has been recently receiving much attention on
social media sites and online publications due to to its function: a site-seeing monument. the project, apart from its absurd use of material
and money, raises a more important question about the appropriateness of generic, iconic mega-buildings that lack any specificity to site
and offer, as in this case, little to no real social value.

 

 


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