Chinese building 'looks like long underwear'

Published: 05th September 2012

Chinese building 'looks like long underwear'
A new building in east China's Suzhou city has been mocked for its striking resemblance to male undergarments.

The building, nicknamed the Orient Gate, appears to look like a pair of long men's underwear, according to many locals.

Resembling the Arc de Triomphe but in a more angular style the building was designed by the British architecture firm RMJM and has been built in a city famed for its idyllic courtyard gardens.

On the country's popular micro-blogging service, Sina Weibo, compared the Gate to another unusual building, the state broadcaster CCTV's Beijing headquarters.

The topic "long-johns vs. big boxer shorts" is currently trending, with over 500,000 comments posted.

Orient Gate stands at 278 metres high and will accommodate offices, hotels, malls and apartments, with the eight-year construction process expected to be completed in 2012.

While the building has garnered some criticism, many locals believe that it is positive that architecture can cause such debate.

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