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Old July 4th, 2015, 12:28 AM   #1
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Replica European (and Egyptian) architecture in China

Stumbled across this recently, which is quite interesting, the Chinese have built replicas and/or approximations of European locations, in China:

http://whenonearth.net/11-fake-europ...ks-made-china/


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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/pict...&frame=2269209

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A property developer has cloned Tower Bridge in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu province. Obviously not content with having just one Tower Bridge, the developers have squared it up. On the top floor of the building is a coffee shop called Tower Bridge Coffee, promising English-style coffee - whatever that means.
Picture: Imaginechina / Rex Features
Someone in China also upset the Egyptians by constructing an unorthorised replica of the Great Sphinx, which is apparently to be demolished:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/ar...nts-Egypt.html
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Nada new here. http://whenonearth.net/11-fake-europ...ks-made-china/
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The majority of the mock-European stuff in China is built awfully and is frankly an insult to the eye.
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But for the record, here's a very kitsch attempt at replicating inner-Paris:

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Comunidade foi construída em 2007 para abrigar mais de 10 mil pessoas, mas atualmente está praticamente abandonada












São Paulo – Em 2007, o charme de Paris foi transportado para a China, mas, hoje, não parece atrair muita gente. O condomínio fechado Tianducheng, localizado na cidade de Hangzhou, província de Zhejiang, é uma réplica chinesa da Cidade Luz e foi pensado para abrigar mais de 10 mil pessoas. No entanto, mesmo com uma Torre Eiffel própria, com 108 metros de altura, o lugar não tem mais de dois mil habitantes e, por isso, se tornou uma espécie de “cidade fantasma”, segundo a agência Reuters.

A construção tem prédios em estilo europeu, um Arco do Triunfo e até uma fonte que imita outra que está presente nos jardins do Palácio de Versalhes. A área total é de nada menos do que 19 quilômetros quadrados e, além dos pontos turísticos próprios da capital da França, inclui serviços e facilidades para não precisar deixar o local nunca mais, como hospital, escolas, country clube e centro comercial.

A intenção de fazer uma comunidade nesses moldes foi de atrair a atenção e a presença dos novos ricos do país, mas a estratégia, pelo visto, não deu certo.


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