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


MagnumCromagnon

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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:







Sheraton Hotel Chongquing








Nantong TV Tower:




Shenzhen Skyline:





The Galaxy Macau Casino:




Shanghai Skyline:




Guangzhou Skyline:



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]
 

MagnumCromagnon

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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):




Guan Yin at Mount Xiqiao:






Weihai Seaside Park's Picture frame statue:








Sand sculptures Weihai Seaside Park:

 

MagnumCromagnon

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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
 

bd popeye

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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
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



A view of the Hongkou Stadium where Shanghai Shenhua Football Club play their home games in Shanghai on December 12, 2011. Shanghai Shenhua said that Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka will start a two-year contract with the club in January after the 'winter transfer window opens', Shenhua said in a statement.


Photo taken on July 21, 2011 shows the construction site of a low income housing project in Haikou, capital of south China's Hainan Province. Hainan has built 53,800 houses for low income families till the end of June, taking up 58 percent of this year's plan. [Xinhua/Guo Cheng]


A picture taken on August 11, 2011 show two CRH380BL bullet trains (bottom) sitting at Beijing south railway station. State-owned Chinese train manufacturer China CNR Corp said it is recalling 54 of its CRH380BL bullet trains being used on a new high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai because of 'flaws'.


A rendering issued on Sept. 19, 2011 shows the effective picture of the city's tallest skycraper in Beijing, capital of China. Beijing will begin building the city's tallest skyscraper in its central business district. The 108-story 510-meter building, called "China Zun", is shaped like a zun, an ancient Chinese wine vessel, and will be completed within five years.


An opening ceremony has been held for a newly built 328-meter-high hotel in Huaxi village, the richest village in China, in Jiangyin, East China's Jiangsu province, Oct 8, 2011. The hotel was built at a cost of three billion yuan (nearly $471 million) by raising 10 million yuan from each family in the village. It is a symbol of rural urbanization, according to Wu Renbao, former Party secretary of Huaxi village. [Photo/CFP]


The new China Central Television (CCTV) building is pictured in Beijing, October 28, 2011. The much-delayed but striking steel, concrete and glass headquarters for Chinese state television is expected finally to fully open in the new year, said Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, whose firm designed the building, on October 27, 2011.
 

HEIC

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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'.
 

wtlh

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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'.
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.
 

superdog

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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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