50 storey tall ring of life monument in china nears completion 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, chinaimage © sina weibo

 

 

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 onsocial media sites and online publications due to to its function: a site-seeing monument. the project, apart from its absurd use of materialand money, raises a more important question about the appropriateness of generic, iconic mega-buildings that lack any specificity to siteand offer, as in this case, little to no real social value.

 

 

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  • So, Fushun will soon join St. Louis as the only cities on the earth with handles.

    Dave Williams says:
  • nice stargate

    Alex says:
  • I wanna see somebody fly a blimp through that sucker

    dbkii says:
  • instead of a phallic structure, we are offered something alittle more feminine for a change

    dbkii says:
  • Really, the new city symbols are becoming a little more feminine in comparison with egyptian and roman ancient cities.

    Sergius says:
  • I suppose the quality of construction will touch perfection..x)

    Alex the Greek says:
  • A memorial monument to mal-investment.

    Kenneth Smythe says:
  • Someone will put fireworks on it and it will collapse or someone went cheap on the construction and it will collapse?
    It is very, very pretty though!

    Ron Smith says:
  • I’m with Alex. Is Richard Dean Anderson going to cut the ribbon.

    Pom Pom says:
  • Halo?

    Edgar Navarro design says:
  • “Little or no real social value?” Really? How about the species’ ability to design and build such a thing, and our capacity to admire and enjoy it? When the spacebeings come, this and the St. Louis arch and the Eiffel Tower and the pyramids will catch their visual apparatus first.

    Mort D'Urban says:
  • Enough with the social indignation from a culture too bankrupt to conceive and build such sculptures anymore.
    It is inspirationally beautiful.

    Mike Jackson says:
  • Always Open for climate change? Can i walk inside to the top, and then slide down?

    mpathesii says:
  • Only 16 Million? I want one in front of my house…

    T says:
  • China built the Supergate to Pegasusgalaxy…damn it!!!

    DanielJackson says:

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