It’s a tough time for mediocre architects. Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have the world’s-tallest-building tug-of-war all locked down, so what are all the other skyscraper designers supposed to do?
Slap waterfalls on them, apparently.
The new architectural wonder of the world is a 350-foot waterfall that shoots out of the side of the Liebian Building in Guiyang, China.
Wait a second: massive cascade of water plus the wind gusts at 32 stories up … How are they keeping the water contained? Apparently, they’re not.
“People in the southwestern city of Guiyang telephoned newspapers to report what they believed was a massive water leak,” writes the Times.
Don’t worry, environmentalists, as the New York Post writes, the falls are only turned on for special occasions, only used for 10-20 minutes at a time and run on recycled water sources like tap water and rainwater.
“The company ... claim its [sic] a refreshing attraction in the heat of the summer as the water sprays into the surrounding area.”
Collective shower in the middle of the city? We’ll pass.
Photos via Luxury Launches