Normally when we think of buildings and China, our first thought is of a sea of shimmering skyscrapers and soaring construction cranes, either that or the one that looks like a giant pair of pants.
Whichever one comes to mind first, readers may (or may not) be surprised to learn that a colossal 200 meter-tall building towering above Tianjin is set to be the very first in its height-class to be demolished.
The Yinzuo building in Tianjin sits upon the banks of the Hai River next to the Da Guangming Bridge and at the intersection of Shi’er Jing Road and Haidong Road in Tianjin’s Hedong District. It is one of Tianjin’s 23 buildings of over 150 meters in height currently under construction (with 41 already completed).
For years this building, which resides in reportedly one of the nicer parts of Tianjin, has been plagued by indecisive planning and other problems that has repeatedly delayed its completion.
As a result, Tianjin’s municipal government has decided to finally just be done with the mess, and have scheduled the would-be apartment building for demolition. Ultimately, this should save developers a lot of money in sunshine compensation.
While it is unfortunate that such a large investment never bore fruit, it is unlikely that the final product would have gained any notoriety at all on the scale of some China’s more aesthetically pleasing architectural feats.
China can build them up:
Chinese company builds 57-storey skyscraper in 19 days – that's an average of 3 floors a day!一天三层 中国新常态？19天建成57层的大楼，这家公司做到了！READ MORE: http://shst.me/a19
Posted by Shanghaiist on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
But they can also knock ’em down:
26-story building in Xi'an gone in 13 seconds.
Posted by Shanghaiist on Monday, November 16, 2015
By Stanley Yu
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