Skyscraper features 108-metre high waterfall

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Liebian International Building, a new skyscraper in Guiyang, southwest China which boasts a 350-foot (108 metres) waterfall constructed into its glass facade. Liebian International Building, a new skyscraper in Guiyang, southwest China which boasts a 350-foot (108 metres) waterfall constructed into its glass facade.

The world is witnessing a massive boom in skyscraper construction, led by nations like United Arab Emirates, China, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

Last year, China built more skyscrapers than any country has ever built in a year.

Photos of a new skyscraper in Guiyang, southwest China have recently been surfacing online due to its eye-stopping feature.

The nearly 400-foot building boasts a 350-foot (108 metres ) waterfall constructed into its glass facade.

Water features aren’t new in the skyscraper game.

But having one that flows out the side of the building and cascades 108 metres to the ground definitely is.

The designers of the Liebian International Building in southwest China didn’t hold back when they decided their design was to include a waterfall, creating the tallest one to ever be installed in a building.

Developed by the Ludi Industry Group, the tower’s waterfall runs on four pumps “that feed on underground tanks containing rainwater and runoff.

Within the tower is a luxury hotel and offices, while a shopping centre is to form a major part of the podium level.

There’s an issue, though: the waterfall costs about $164 per hour to run – a cost deemed too high for the owners.

It has therefore reportedly only been turned on six times, despite being operational for well over a year.

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