Liuzhou Laowai

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Guangxi’s Biggest Erection

As of Wednesday (20th November), Liuzhou is officially (if temporarily) the proud possessor of Guangxi’s tallest building. Although, it is nowhere near completion, the Diwang (地王) building on the northern side of Liuzhou People’s Square has reached a height which outstrips the previous record holder (in Nanning).

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The previous record was 303 metres. The building’s final height is planned to be 310 metres.

Also known as the Royal International Fortune Town, the building will consist of hotel, offices, apartments etc.

What is it about this determination to build the biggest rather than the best?

. This entry was posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 2:06 pm and is filed under Liuzhou News, Propaganda, Stupidity. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Guangxi’s Biggest Erection”

  1. carl johnson Says:

    Who puts up the money for these buildings? I saw so many vacant new properties at ground level! Who would finance something that is sure to remain at half vacancy (or much more!) for years!
    Some sort of committee?
    I believe it was Mark Twain who gave the definition of a Camel.
    Camel: A horse designed by a committee.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    It’s nothing new. Speculative investment, it’s called.

    Centre Point, a huge building in London was deliberately kept empty for years.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_Point

  3. carl johnson Says:

    Curiouser and curiouser!…But I suppose small minds like mine can never grasp the concept of spending money I don’t have to make money that money that perhaps never will be…



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