Chinese firm builds highest artificial waterfall in the world
The cost of the mechanism has sparked controversy, but locals are largely adopting the high rise as their new landmark.
GUIYANG, CHINA — A Chinese firm has built a 350-foot artificial waterfall on the side of a skyscraper, which makes it the highest artificial waterfall in the world.
The Time reports that some residents first thought they were witnessing a massive water leak coming out of the brand new Liebian Building. But after some confusion was cleared up, most locals described the cascade as new and original. They even expressed hopes for the high-rise to become one of Guiyang's landmarks.
However, netizens were quick to point out that this is an immense waste of energy and water. The building's managers claim the mechanism uses recycled water. A spokesperson also declared to Kankan News that they would only turn it on for special events in the city, and no more than for 10 or 20 minutes at a time, as activating the waterfall's four pumps costs about $120 an hour.
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