A country that aspires to leadership needs solid and illustrative examples of its achievements.
That they don’t even bring tangible material benefits, like a giant waterfall on the Liebian Building skyscraper in the Chinese city of Guian. But it pleases the eye and impresses tourists!
The height from which the water falls is 108 m. To do this, glass protection was equipped on the 120th wall of the building, a four-storey building with swimming pools and treatment stations was placed in below and four pumps of 185 kW each were installed.
They pump the water, then gravity does everything. The waterfall is designed to offer both a smooth wall of water visible from afar, a beautiful foam suspension from below, and a mirror effect.
It should be noted that the building itself is operational, water falls along the windows of offices, business centers, apartments and shops. And it does not interfere with their inhabitants in any way, because due to the high cost of maintenance, the toy is turned on extremely rarely, at certain important times.
The cost of running sediment, the cost of electricity, starts from 90 euros per hour. But water also needs to be cleaned, collected from rain collectors, overflowed into reservoirs. The system works in cycles of 10 to 20 minutes, so not everyone can see the man-made waterfall.
Most city dwellers do not see any dots in the waterfall. Yes, spectacularly, but the first impression passes quickly and the question arises: why is it necessary? Such a cost and no benefit…