One of the world's largest artificial waterfalls is a 100m manmade structure on the side of a Chinese skyscraper. Take a look.
- Guizhou province features the largest waterfall in China.
- The province now also includes one of the world's largest artificial waterfalls, a 100 metre design on the facade of Liebian International Plaza.
Guizhou province in China has the country's largest waterfall and one of the biggest in Asia.
The region now also features one of the world's tallest man-made waterfalls, located on the facade of the Liebian International Building in the city of Guiyang. The 100 metre artificial waterfall is the tallest to come down the side of a building.
Liebian International Plaza also includes a hotel, office space, and a shopping mall.
Guizhou is a fast-growing area with multiple huge projects underway. According to CNN, the province features the highest bridge in the world and the largest single-dish radio telescope on the planet.
Take a look at the Liebian International Plaza's stunning waterfall.
A giant tank on the ground collects rainwater that is used for the waterfall. It takes two hours to prepare for the waterfall to run, and the flow is powered by four water pumps.
Running the waterfall for just one hour adds about R1,660 ($120) to the skyscraper's electricity bill.
Since getting the waterfall to run is an involved process, officials say they will only turn it on for special occasions.
The waterfall was finished in 2016, but it only ran six times between its completion and July 2018. Officials turned in on for 30 minutes on July 22, 2018, to celebrate the Guiyang International Marathon.
Source: i News
If the waterfall remained turned on for an entire year, it would cost about R13.8 million ($1 million). It is nearly 3 metres taller than the Solar City Tower in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which previously held the record for tallest man-made waterfall.
Source: i News
The waterfall was built by Ludi Industry Group. Company director Cheng Xiaomao said the company president, Zhou Songtao, wanted to promote Guiyang's green image. “Guiyang is a city of mountains, and with many trees, just like a forest. He wanted to create a feeling of water and greenery, even when you are surrounded by skyscrapers,” Cheng told the South China Morning Post.
Source: South China Morning Post
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