The brand spanking new Guangxi New Media Centre located in Nanning, Guangxi, China—which is in the south-east of the country—just opened after two years of construction.
They celebrated the grand opening of the skyscraper in an innocuous and common way: with fireworks.
However, the clip of the fireworks celebration has people feeling like the new building might look like something…
…not quite as innocuous.
You be the judge.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Guangxi New Media Center in Nanning, China pic.twitter.com/i26PCo7Abf
— Carl Zha (@CarlZha) August 25, 2018
People were all over it.
“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
— Lydia (@MommyFourBoys) September 26, 2018
All it needs is this bridge nearby and it is complete. pic.twitter.com/JjSsHP7XIC
— Rob Mar Var (@ReBoRN_616) September 25, 2018
If you build it, they will come.
— Richard⚡️Osbourne (@richardosbourne) September 25, 2018
Florida says “Hold my beer” pic.twitter.com/1FqOr72Ame
— J “Shambling Mound” Shoffstall (@jmshoffstall) September 25, 2018
But a spokesperson for the project claimed that the fireworks footage was fake, saying…
“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.”
They also explained the building design is based on the terraced farms around the provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan.
However, the claim that the fireworks footage had been “enhanced” didn’t stop people from having a laugh…
Qn to architect: “How did you inspiration for this project?”
Architect – “I just woke up one morning and there it was”.
— Michael Safro (@safrossydney) September 26, 2018
— HentaiSenpai9K (NekOtaku) (@HentaiSenpai9K) September 26, 2018
— CouchRambo (@CouchRambo) September 26, 2018
— Brad P (@BradFilm6) September 26, 2018
This looks like stiff competition for the less well endowed architects!
— Stephen Broome (@BroomeSteve) September 25, 2018
— BOO-Petrified Spook (@MU_Peter) September 25, 2018
— j a m i e (@Avaleste) September 25, 2018
Yes, it certainly looks like it to many people.
But that is not the end of the story.
It turns out Nanning has another group of buildings that perfectly complement their new tower.
in the same city (Nanning) that has Guangxi New Media Center (Left) is Guangxi Athletic Center (Right) pic.twitter.com/6B2c0qdZDi
— Carl Zha (@CarlZha) September 27, 2018