Photo of the Day: 7,000 LEDs

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11:02 PM HKT, Fri August 3, 2018

Our Photo of the Day series this week shares photos of impressive modern megastructures in China.

Standing at 604 metres (1,982 feet), the Canton Tower in Guangzhou was the tallest structure in China until it was topped up by the Shanghai Tower. The tower’s exterior is rigged with 7,000 LED light which at night radiate colorfully/garishly depending on how you feel about such things.

Perhaps the main highlight of this structure however, is its observatory. It’s not an ordinary one where you walk around the top floor, you get to sit around on a slightly precarious-looking monorail. Visitors sit in passenger cars that circle the top of the building, where they can enjoy the views for about half an hour.

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