Have you ever looked at one of those impressive new skyscrapers and their complex structure designs and thought, “I wonder how the architect came up with that?”
Well, you really don’t need to use your imagination to realize what a controversial new building in China was (potentially) inspired by.
The new Guangxi New Media Centre, which is located in Guangxi in south-east China, has taken two years to complete, but has been widely criticised for looking like a penis.
At first glance the building, which is still reportedly under construction, only bears a passing resemblance to the male genitalia, but the situation was made a whole lot more embarrassing thanks to a fake viral video.
We really don’t need to (or want to) explain what that is supposed to look like so here’s a video for you instead. Up to you if you deem it NSFW or not.
After the video became a huge hit a spokesperson from the Guangxi Broadcasting and Television Network Company confirmed that clip was fake. In an additional statement from the video website Pear Video, a spokesperson said that the graphics had been fabricated by web users and that fireworks are not allowed on top of the building.
We turned on the lights on the façade of the building and it showed the image of a moon.
Some (web users) photo-shopped extra lights, others photo-shopped fireworks and fountains onto it. All sorts of things.
Despite the building becoming something of a joke on the Internet, the architect has said that the design was inspired by the famous terraced landscapes that you see in the provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan…or something.
“I do like it but don’t you think perhaps it’s a little … you know… a little bit too penisy?”
Architect: “Don’t worry, there’ll be so many fireworks and lights on the launch night, nobody will ever notice” pic.twitter.com/rqh04z5L2a
— Olaf Falafel (@OFalafel) September 25, 2018
Source: Daily Mail