I couldn’t figure this one out just looking at it, and had to wonder if the Chinese were seriously building this. Was it a Stargate? A portal to another dimension? Just in general what the hell were they building here! Turns out as fate would have it, our friends in the land of food that has you hungry again in 30 minutes spend $16 Million dollars building this giant ring!

Maybe they were trying to compete with the St. Louise Arch with this 515 foot monstrosity that doesn’t seem to serve much of a purpose. Apparently there are four elevators to take people to the top of this thing. It’s made of an astounding 3,000 tons of steel and it will glow at night—decorated with 12,000 LED lights.

The metal structure is located in the the city of Fushun, in northeast China’s Liaoning province? Ever heard of it? Nope neither had I. But you know it now huh?

Snipers will really appreciate the following but according to Fushun Municipal Government’s officials, this gigantic structure does absolutely nothing except serve as an elevated sighting position. Isn’t that what Skyscrapers are for? They claim it is pretty “landscape architecture”—like the Eiffel Tower. It uses four elevators to take people to the top.

According to Fushun’s Urban Construction Bureau, the “Ring of Life” means “a round sky and a path leading to a paradise in heaven.” Sounds a bit hinky to me but hey what would I know? I would love to hear your thoughts on this. You can leave a comment below and at Twitter @FastLaneMag

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