China's building spree has been so prolific lately that they seem to be tiring of steel, glass, brick, and mortar. For the second time in three months, the Chinese have constructed a miniature city out of ice, complete with accurate historic architectural details and, for some unknown reason, a neon lighting scheme. The Yangqing Ice Festival, held in honor of the Lunar New Year, includes, in typical Chinese fashion, competitions in ice skating, skiing and ice carving. In a move indicative of either supreme architectural confidence or placing a low value on human life, children were permitted to clamber all over the icy buildings.
· Looking cool! Magnificent multi-coloured ice sculptures mark end of Lunar New Year celebrations in Beijing [Daily Mail via Architizer]
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