It isn’t everyday that we get to show you what fireworks can actually do to a building, so here you go. That’s what the Dynasty Wanxin Hotel, the tallest building in Shenyang (and possibly the tallest in all of the northeast), looks like today after stray Chinese New Year fireworks gutted it last week.
Police have since detained a couple who were staying at the hotel for investigations, and insurance companies are trying to put a dollar value on the losses. Meanwhile, a debate over whether fireworks should be banned in China has been reignited.
Photos from Yahoo China
More charred buildings:
728 Jiaozhou Road, in Shanghai (see also this gallery
The CCTV Tower in Beijing
Fahai Temple in Fuzhou
See what fireworks did to a young man who worked in a fireworks factory:
Watch: The story of He Changti, a 19-year-old fireworks victim