New Chongqing Skyscraper Design Derided by Chinese Netizens

Chongqing Ren Ren building to be built in 2013.

Chongqing Ren Ren building to be built in 2013.

From iFeng & NetEase:

Chongqing to build a new “人人” [“People”] shaped skyscraper

Summary: At Danzishi on the south bank of the Yangtze River in Nanan district of Chongqing city is a new building whose outer shape resembles the two [Chinese] characters of “人人” [“people people”]. This architectural design has a height of 280 meters, with the design of the building using the Chongqing city’s “人人重庆” [“Everyone Chongqing”] symbol/logo as reference,  and is a multi-purpose building combining restaurants, entertainment, leisure, and other functions. This building is expected to formally begin construction in 2013.

The two “people” when arranged this way also resembles the character qing character (庆) in Chongqing.

Ren Ren Chongqing logo.

Comments from NetEase:

我用脚投票 [网易加拿大网友]:

Looks a lot like Titanic‘s signature pose.

投胎时选择了挑战模式 [网易福建省网友]:

In welcoming 2012, at this important moment, I would like to wish: all corrupt officials, false experts, beastly teachers, and various liars, that your families die without descendents and that you suffer a horrible death.

有事找大哥19260817 [网易重庆市网友]:

Truly bursting with ugliness.

扫黄办老黄 [网易上海市网友]:

Asshole building.

ibm9012 [网易广东省手机网友]:

I’m being naughty, the first thing I thought when I saw the picture was: There’s a new pose for my girlfriend and I, Titanic style.


Whoever lives in the crotch unit will be blessed. Every time they open the window and stick their head out during summer, all of Chongqing will be laughing!!!!!!


Extremely ugly, a man and a woman in an embrace, doing what?


Extremely garish! Truly no sense of taste, what a waste of money!

干广东肥料的女马妹 [网易中国网友]:

Can it be uglier? The appearance and design of the CCTV building is actually very good, and those netizens who criticize it probably aren’t really questioning the design. However, it can be imagined just how miserable the designer for this building is, definitely having designed it according to the ideas of the government leaders. Fuck.


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