Video shows the world’s biggest man-made waterfall on the side of Chinese skyscraper

  • The Liebian International Building is 396 feet tall and has a truly unique selling point attached to it
  • It is the home of one of the tallest man-made waterfalls on Earth
  • Running such a feature is costly, which is why it’s only turned on occasionally

Published on May 30, 2024 at 8:44 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on May 31, 2024 at 7:24 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

This skyscraper has a truly unique water feature built into it.

It’s a waterfall that is 354 feet high.

This makes it one of the largest artificial waterfalls in the world.

But while water features usually inspire tranquillity, this thunderous waterfall will instead drench anyone who comes too close.

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China is no stranger to weird and wonderful technological feats.

After all, it’s shaping up to be one of the leaders in the race to make flying cars a reality.

And the nation is producing the most realistic humanoid robots in the world right now.

When China combines its technological prowess with architecture, it’s something to behold.

Take the skyscraper shaped like an infinity loop or the amazing abandoned skyscraper that holds the dubious record for the World’s Tallest Unoccupied Building for example.

The Liebian International Building in Guiyang is 396 feet tall and has a unique selling point attached to it.

It is 22 stories high and has an enormous waterfall running down one side.

The waterfall is not a pretty trickle; it’s a dramatic 354-foot cascade of roaring, misty water.

It’s one of the largest artificial waterfalls in the world, and the biggest non-tiered man-made waterfall at that.

Four pumps operate it, drawing water from underground tanks of rainwater and runoff.

Running such a feature is costly, at about $115 an hour, which is why it’s only turned on occasionally.

The architect didn’t design it purely for drama.

He wanted to give people the sound of nature even when surrounded by skyscrapers

But, as can be seen in another video of it in action on Reddit, a windy day can blow the water off track.

Admittedly, the wacky waterfall feature looks pretty cool, and must really brighten up the day of whoever is sitting on the other side of the glass.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.