There are various skyscrapers in China in nearly every province and town. Big cities have skyscrapers galore which are reaching for the skies. The increasing number has made it difficult for the architects and builders to bring innovation into the buildings. One such masterpiece has been created in Southwest China where a 108-meter tall waterfall has been built on one side of a huge skyscraper in Guizhou province.
The building is situated in the central business district of the city of Guizhou and was constructed in Guiyang as a part of the Liebian building. For the system to work like a well-oiled machine, it needs at least $118 of electricity each hour for its four pumps. This is a lot of electricity if the waterfall needs to be operated on a daily basis. According to the manager of the building, the waterfall will not function on a regular basis and will run only on special occasions or events and for a small period of time which will last from 10 to 20 minutes.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) July 22, 2018
The management also plans on using tap water or recycled rainwater for the operation of the waterfall. Irrespective of how much money and electricity will be used for this creation, it is still a significant landmark and symbol of the city, as well as a popular tourist spot. The UK Times wrote about the skyscraper and waterfall saying, “People in the southwestern city of Guiyang telephoned newspapers to report what they believed was a massive water leak. When reporters arrived at the building, they realized that the owner of Liebian Mansion had created a waterfall that gushes down the side.”
The skyscraper has some concerning consequences as well when it comes to the environment. The managers of the building clarified that they would not waste or exhaust the natural resources in the operation of the waterfall. This water featuring stream down a building is also said to be an impractical approach irrespective of how stunning it is.
A local shared his views about the building saying, “It’s quite novel. If you do it on a hot day, it will feel very comfortable. It is still very eye-catching.” When you look at the video footage of this building, you will see a massive stream of water going down a building, reflecting sunlight and making people look up in wonder. This is indeed a marvelous creation by the architects of the building in a very crowded city.