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Video | Giant man-made waterfall adorns Chinese skyscraper

Waterfall

A Chinese firm has built the world’s tallest artificial waterfall on the side of a skyscraper, overcoming significant engineering challenges.

Source: Shanghaiist

Guizhou Ludiya Property Management Co is the firm behind the water feature, which gushes down the 121m Liebian Building in Guiyang, south-west China to create a rainbow at the bottom.

According to Chinese outlet Kanka News, water is kept in four large storage units before being pumped through a four-tier reservoir and down the side of the hotel from 108m above ground.

A spokesperson for Guizhou Ludiya Property Management Co, Mr Chang, said the hotel had faced “great engineering difficulties” in constructing the waterfall, which uses a mixture of tap water and rainwater.

Chang told Kanka News: “Our building has a four-storey underground water storage and drainage system, from which the water is pumped and recycled.”

As it reportedly costs 800 yuan (£99) to turn the waterfall on for one hour due to the amount of electricity needed, the record-breaking water feature is reserved for special occasions.

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