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A farmer walks through a field near a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Tianducheng development in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province August 1, 2013. Tianducheng, developed by Zhejiang Guangsha Co. Ltd., started constructing in 2007 and was known as a knockoff of Paris with a scaled-replica of the Eiffel Tower, standing 108 metres, and Parisian houses. Although designed to accommodate at least ten thousand people, Tianducheng remains sparsely populated and is now considered as a "ghost town", according to local media. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS REAL ESTATE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

China seeks to regulate “weird” architecture

White Houses. Arcs de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower. Pantslike structures. Phallic structures. Structures such as these litter the Chinese landscape. But 2016 might be the year China’s strange architecture comes to an end. As cities grow uncontrollably, China struggles to regulate the growth of urbanization. A directive issued on Sunday by …

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Architecture and History of Shanghai

A City With So Much History and Architecture Shanghai, China is one of the most influential commercial and financial centers in the world. It ranks fifth in the 2011 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index . There are many flourishing industries in the metropolitan area. Architecture in Shanghai varies …

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City destinations for architecture enthusiasts

For those who arrange their vacation itineraries around the appreciation of architecture, here are three cities that score highly on the world’s list as having some of the most interesting and beautiful buildings.   Florence Renaissance architecture abounds in this vibrant Italian City. It is difficult not to become overwhelmed …

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China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

In the city of Wenling, located in China’s eastern region of Zheijang, an interstate has been constructed around a residential building that forbids to move. Luo Baogen, disappointed with the relocation compensation offered by the government decided to remain in the half-demolished building with his wife. According to China Daily, …

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China’s Underground Quarry Hotel

China has planned to build a hotel protruding 19 stories into an abandoned quarry. The hotel will be located in Tianmashan. The quarry spans 100 meters deep, 240 meters long, and 160 wide. The quarry has note seen good days since 2000. The hotel is planned to contain 380 rooms and even …

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Ghost Town Angola Africa

China planned to invest into Africa by building a huge city all at once. How would that work? Africa is poor enough what makes you think that building thousands of houses costing at the cheapest $80,000 when an average citizen there makes £1.30 a day. China International Trust and Investment Corporation decided to …