Chinese skyscrapers, monuments, and other infrastructure thread...

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    For the last few weeks I've been looking at panoramas of Chinese cities such as Chongquing and have been noticing more and more beautiful skyscrapers being built through out China, so I decided to create this thread dedicated to unique Chinese infrastructure throughout the Sinosphere:

    Sheraton Hotel Huzhou:

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    Sheraton Hotel Chongquing

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    Nantong TV Tower:

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    Shenzhen Skyline:

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    The Galaxy Macau Casino:

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    Shanghai Skyline:

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    Guangzhou Skyline:

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    Amazing China! (Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen)...it's a pretty amazing video showcasing those cities throughout the day, and best viewed in 1080p high definition:

    [video=youtube;RSgdUVxNrbM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSgdUVxNrbM[/video]
     
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    Guanyin Statue located on Hainan Island (Chinese equivlent of Hawaii, where the U.S. spy plane held an emergency landing April 2001):

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    Guan Yin at Mount Xiqiao:

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    Weihai Seaside Park's Picture frame statue:

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    Sand sculptures Weihai Seaside Park:

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    Dinosaur statues in China Dinosaur Park in Changzhou:

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    Jiuzhai Valley National Park:

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    Yulin ancient grotto:

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    Yungang ancient infrastructure:

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    Posting photos in this thread is not limited to me, and I need your guys help...there's simply no way that I could find photos for all the unique landmarks in China...so start posting away!!!:D
     
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    Yep.. the same goes with all photo posting threads...eventually others will post. It make take a while. Don't get frustrated. Just post a few whenever you have a chance. Don't make it your job..when that happens it ceases to be fun!

    A few photos from http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/general-pictures/chinese-daily-photos-2011-2012-2013-a-5535.html

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    Believe it or not some of these structures are among the most hated or most rediculed in China. The new CCTV building for example, has been always described as 'boxer shorts'; and the National Opera, its dome is reminiscent to traditional Chinese style tomb. And in my hometown Foshan, the Mingzhu Stadium is often referred to as 'three tombs'.
     
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    You are always going to see this sort of internet rants. People always have the tendency to ridicule big or iconic projects for banta. It is no big deal. I would certainly not say those structures are among the most hated.

    Actually, the National Opera is more often being called "egg"---the pun that goes with the birds-nest---rather than a tomb.
     
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    Here is another stunning timelapse video showing various cities and locations in China. Not all are infrastructures but I enjoyed it so much I think it's worth sharing here.

    Make sure you go HD and full screen!

    [video=vimeo;77773755]http://vimeo.com/77773755[/video]

    And one more:

    [video=vimeo;81105183]http://vimeo.com/81105183[/video]
     
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    Stunning videos, thanks for linking. :D
     
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