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Old January 17th, 2006, 04:12 AM   #1
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***This is a building!***

Name of building: Beijng Tianzi Hotel ("Tianzi" means Son of Heaven, or Emperor)
Location: eastern suburbs of Beijing
Height: 41.6m
Number of storeys: 10
The building consists of shapes of three gods in traditional Chinese culture, namely God of Happiness, God of Emolument, and God of Longevity.
In the Guinness World Records, it is the world's biggest "material" (meaning: copying the exact shape of something in real life) building.
True, it is big. The peach in the left hand of God of Longevity is a SUITE.
This building is little known among Beijing people, but it is widely known in the architecture circles. Why? Because few architects have ever imagined such a bad-taste building can REALLY be built.
Well, at least it's scary at nighttime.

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Old January 17th, 2006, 04:21 AM   #2
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thats a funky building
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Old January 17th, 2006, 04:22 AM   #3
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haha nice to see somethin different i like it
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Old January 17th, 2006, 07:38 AM   #4
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LOL
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Old January 18th, 2006, 12:13 AM   #5
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i dont like it...
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Old January 18th, 2006, 02:01 AM   #6
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Horrible, and original, too.
Fifty-fifty
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Old January 18th, 2006, 03:28 AM   #7
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Nice chinese restraunt
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Old January 18th, 2006, 03:46 AM   #8
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That's crazy. There hats are the revolving restaurants!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:02 AM   #9
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This tackiness belongs in America in a strip mall sorrounded by giant billboards advertising the room rates!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #10
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Originality at its best! Monumental buildings indeed!! Any close ups of these...er...buildings??
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Old January 18th, 2006, 05:44 PM   #11
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yuck!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 05:49 PM   #12
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Fantastic!!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 05:55 PM   #13
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #14
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I dont know what to say
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:20 PM   #15
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I would like to see an entire city made of buildings like this! HOHO
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #16
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insane.
i won't wanna stay in there. =.=
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Old January 19th, 2006, 02:52 AM   #17
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Aha, didn't imagine there could be favourable comments from you.
You know, on China's web forums, the ONLY voices are: bad taste, ridiculous, vulgar, tawdry, blasphemy against China's traditional culture, and architects' unconditional surrender to commercial wills.
We can perhaps draw a conclusion that most people of Chinese cultural background hate this building, and many people of different cultural backgrounds like it.
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Originally posted by harkerb: Any close ups of these...er...buildings??
I've found and posted more pics of the building for you, the first an interior view, the second a back view, and the third a front view. Check my first thread.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 12:32 PM   #18
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like it............
weird but interesting............
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Old January 19th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #19
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It's disgusting
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Old January 19th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #20
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