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Originally posted by geldib
After reading my own post I thought of a conspiracy. The St. Louis Arch is the gateway to the West and was conceived of around the time America became a world power. Is this the new gateway to the east hailing the arrival of china as the new dominant world power?edit on 18-11-2012 by geldib because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Manhater
So the 9/11 steel went to China and they end up building this contraption. Not sure what to make of it. Can't decide if it's too much or if it's kind of cool looking.
Maybe if they light it up at night with all the led lights on, I'll be able to come up with a definitive answer.
Can you just imagine the electric bill with that thing on?edit on 18-11-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jude11
Never thought about something useful like, oh I don't know...feeding the hungry? Nah, silly.
But then again, I'm not in China.
Originally posted by sirhumperdink
"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"
sorry i couldnt resist
Originally posted by GeisterFahrer
Tony Hawk will be at the grand opening.
Originally posted by crackerjack
reply to post by jude11
What I'm saying is.... They blow money on the most stupidest and impractical of constructions! Each city in China has massive ego's, they each try and compete with each other to who's got the tallest or biggest ...........
Take to T.V tower in Shanghai, most of the time you're paying to see a blanket of smog once you get up the top, and as a T.V tower it's hopeless.
My point is Chinese have a habit of building impractical crap to 'show face'.
Originally posted by freedomSlave
A 16 million us dollar project . That's gonna need a lot of tourist to pay that off at 5 bucks a ticket
Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
what a waste.
That much material, man power, money.
This is just dumb.
Oooh, a big ring....what does it do? Well, check this out. It has LED lights....ehhh, ehhh, cool huh?
How about you build something your country needs, like women's shelters, or schools for your people, or how about you modernize and improve living conditions in the shack towns your workers live in. Or, I don't know, you build infrastructure in a developing nation and send your business there. Like build some power plants in Africa, or water treatment centers, or how about you just give humanitarian aid in whatever form you please like the west does.
No, ring thingy, that is what we want.
I hope a plane crashes into it and the whole thing turns into a pile of scrap.
edit on 19-11-2012 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)