What The Hell Is China Building Here?

Not happy with building mysterious gigantic structures in the desert, the Chinese are now building inter-dimensional portals in the middle of their cities. I mean, come on, what the hell is this 157m high metal structure in the the city of Fushun, in northeast China's Liaoning province?

It's made of an astounding 3000 tons of steel and it will glow at night — decorated with 12,000 LED lights. According to Fushun Municipal Government's officials, this titanic structure does absolutely nothing except serve as an elevated sighting position. They claim it is pretty "landscape architecture" — like the Eiffel Tower. It uses four elevators to take people to the top.

The Chinese media has been harsh about the building after a blogger posted these photos on Sina Weibo, which is the country's "largest microblog platform". Not surprising, since this thing costs $US16 million.

According to Fushun's Urban Construction Bureau, the "Ring of Life" means "a round sky and a path leading to a paradise in heaven."

I believe it. And so does the internet. Check out the photoshops at the end of this post.

[CRI English and Livedoor (Chinese) via The Atlantic]


Comments

    Could it be the world's largest dyson fan?

      this could start a hurricane in the eastern continent...

      Yup, that is a Dyson fan!

      They're trying to solve global warming.

      I think you mean a Dyson Air Multiplier, Dyson won't touch something so low tech and dull as a 'fan' :P

    Its called a Stargate, a ring-shaped device that creates a wormhole enabling personal transportation to complementary devices located cosmic distances away. Under the control of the Chinese government, the Stargate discovered on Earth is kept a secret from the public.

    Until now

      Errmm, yes, that's why this secret wormhole transporter has three totally normal elevators for those vaguely normal types who want to look from the top of the "Stargate" at the supposed wormhole entry points, and blinking lights, Ginza-style, all over--major fail--:-(

      Oh, and I might add that it is utterly normal for Stargate users to Photoshop their Stargates with their fave kittehs--NOT

    I am not sure about the cities in the desert as they are vacant masses on concrete but this circle is kinda cool. Modern and would imagine very pretty by night.

    Why do i get the feeling that this was more "We have 3000 tons of steel and hundreds of unemployed workers, lets give them something to do"

    a small, above ground, on its side, hadron collider?

    "Whoever controls Halo controls the fate of the universe" - Captain Keyes

    it looks very cool. i dig it.

    Last edited 17/11/12 12:52 pm

    $16 Million?? Is that all?? I'm astounded, building something like that in Aus would cost 100's of millions, take 10 years to build after 5 years of planning and permits approvals, then fall over when the wind blew from an unforseen direction. No wonder the Chinese are going to take over the world.

      4 of those 5 years are just trying to arrange a meeting with the council.

      The Chinese are about to erect the tallest building in the world, using revolutionary techniques. The Burj in Dubai took about 6 years to build. The Chinese completion schedule is 9 months.

    the worlds largest magnifying glass...

    Stargate obvously they finally got Russia's backing. O'Neill will be sooooooo upset.

    Has something to do with Jodie Foster and a Contact sequel ?

    The Stargate is a Protoss structure used to warp in the Protoss Fleet. Luckily anyone who's played StarCraft 2 can tell you the Protoss fleet is terrible, so we don't have anything to worry about.

    Looks like the gate in the movie Contact.

    Those bottom photos are been photoshopped. Lol. ppl are so gulibul.

      Standing in front of the mirror, were you?

    Halo Ring, Does that mean Master chief going to be a Chinese guy? :-D

    Will it be done before 23rd of December?

      it's already finished.

    I'll tell you one thing, they're not building a playhouse for The children

    It's more like a Supergate built by the Ori. Same as a Stargate but much larger and usually constructed in space.

    It's the beginning of the Ring Dynasty

    O. It's for Obama when he is crowned World Leader.

      Looks like a huge antenna IMO.

        2012!! secret ship or something !!!

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