"Somebody should probably tell Beijing’s leaders they are erecting the most embarrassing skyline known to man.
Oh, wait – many people already have. That’s why Chinese censors are furiously scrubbing the Internet of photos of the People’s Daily new headquarters, which Shanghaist has affectionately dubbed the ‘penis tower.’”
Industrial side effect:
Vehicles move in heavy smog on the 3rd Ring Road in Beijing, China. According to Beijing environment monitoring data, the air quality of central area and southern parts of Beijing is heavily polluted.
Photograph: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media
The duck is back
This time on a visit to the Summer Palace in Beijing, the 18-metre tall inflatable rubber duck, a creation of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, will be displayed at Beijing’s Garden Expo Park and the Summer Palace, from September to October as part of a world tour of 13 cities across 10 countries.
Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
- Filling the frame: the giant ‘Rubber Duck’ by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman is on display at Kaohsiung Harbor in Taiwan. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
- Workers install a giant vase as part of the upcoming Chinese national day celebrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images