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21 of China’s Quirkiest, Craziest and Most Fantastical Buildings
Posted By Helen Morgan On November 25, 2012 @ 8:04 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Features | 1 Comment
The constructions vary from city to province, and include a range of projects which have been met with a frosty reception. A controversial archway dubbed “the East Gateway of Suzhou,” is still under construction, while the Hotel of the Emperor caused chaos with the incorporation of images of three gods.
Other buildings include spiky arts centers, bottle-shaped buildings, a watchtower, a colorful stack of houses are piled on top of one another, and sites which resemble belts and zippers. The most bizarre constructions, however, are the spaces built to resemble works of iconic architecture found outside the country. The Sydney Opera House and Eiffel Tower  can both be found within China’s borders!
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