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(Guardian)   Meet Suzhou, China's city of "original copies". Come for the "Tower Bridge" and stay for the "Sydney Harbour Bridge"   (theguardian.com) divider line 9
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2014-06-03 09:20:56 AM  
Built by the Suzhou Municipal Engineering Design Institute, rather than foreign designers or consultants,


Uh-oh.
 
2014-06-03 10:34:24 AM  

gopher321: Built by the Suzhou Municipal Engineering Design Institute, rather than foreign designers or consultants,


Uh-oh.


Translation: View from a considerable distance to guarantee safety
 
2014-06-03 10:45:27 AM  
That's sad. Suzhou had plenty of its own architectural accomplishments to be proud of, there's no reason to distract from that with tourist-trap gimmicks. Well, no reason except for local party bosses who have no ideas about how to make a name for themselves other than "let's throw money at random projects!"
 
2014-06-03 10:47:16 AM  
Yeah, it's really cool that China is building its "growth" on massive, pointless building projects that are abandoned after they're done, if not before.
 
2014-06-03 11:00:45 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Yeah, it's really cool that China is building its "growth" on massive, pointless building projects that are abandoned after they're done, if not before.


You can only get to host The Olympics or The World Cup once every few decades.
 
2014-06-03 12:47:32 PM  
Meh. Arizona did it first. And it's not a replica.
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2014-06-03 05:20:39 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Meh. Arizona did it first. And it's not a replica.
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Yah but the water is.
 
2014-06-03 06:57:56 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: ecmoRandomNumbers: Meh. Arizona did it first. And it's not a replica.
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Yah but the water is.


Most of it is mirrors. I think we hired the Disney people.
 
2014-06-03 08:14:35 PM  
Dear China,

What the f*ck?

Me
 
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