Image Cache: Have you ever tried to imagine what a building built from one half US Capitol, and one half Beijing’s Temple of Heaven would look like? Somebody in China has, and you can see the result in the image above.
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This is not a Photoshopped image. The three-to-four-storey building is a real duplitecture gem, currently under construction in a new studio park in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province of China. The park also contains replicas of the Egyptian Sphinx, the French Louvre Pyramid (right behind the Capitemple pictured above), and some ancient Chinese buildings.
Here are two photos of the original buildings for reference:
The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Photo: Nikolaj Potanin
United States Capitol. Photo: Nicolas Raymond