Have you ever imagined a waterfall on a building? It sounds a bit like fantasy but this building in Guiyang city of China has a real 108 meters (350ft) waterfall on it. Liebian Building attracts attention with this huge waterfall on the building.
Flowing from almost the top of the building, this structure brings Niagara falls to the feet of Chinese people. Although it is a bit expensive to operate this artificial waterfall (approximately 800 yuan/£89 per hour), the view is still amazing. Of course, the waterfall is not always on. Generally, it operates for 10 to 20 minutes. This way, electric consumption is limited. Also, the water used in this waterfall is recycled tap water. So, water waste is minimized as well.
The operational cost to keep this waterfall active is about £89 per hour. Of course, this artificial waterfall is more expensive than natural ones.
Since it is expensive to operate the waterfall every day, it is only operated during special events and celebrations.
This new waterfall building gives a spectacular view to visitors.
In addition to electric conservation, water used for this waterfall is recycled water obtained from tap water.
Waterfall building in China is in Guiyang city within Guizhou province.
The water is pumped by 4 different 185 kilowatt pumps to the top of the waterfall.
There is an underground water tank to store all this water.
The underground water tanks go 4 storeys deep.