The marvel that you're observing here is a 607-foot, 14,000-square foot "candy carpet" created by artist duo Craig Redman and Karl Maier to promote a shopping center in Chengdu, China. It took 2,000 volunteers five days to put together.
As Chinese cities grapple with explosive industrial growth, they also grapple with the side effects, like millions of citizens with pollution-related ills. At Chengdu No. 7 People's Hospital, those patients are a common sight—and now, the hospital has opened a dedicated "smog clinic" to treat them.
At what point does a building become a city? At 1.7 million square meters, the New Century Global Center lands somewhere between the two.
Looking at this photo of the Chengdu J-20—China's fifth generation stealth fighter—it seems that the Chinese are not only copying the F-22 raptor, but Michael Bay too. There are no details about this photo, except that every surface seems to be moving in very strange ways.
Chinese television is reporting a big explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu factory. The details are not clear, but we know that, sadly, at least two have been killed and it has happened in building A05, the production line for iPad 2.
Ever wonder what happens to old subway cars when subway lines upgrade to newer trains? In Beijing at least, the ones used pre-Olympics have been shipped to Sichuan and converted into temporary winter shelters. Ten DK-16 trains, each with six cars, are now in Guangyuan, a city north of Sichuan's capital Chengdu.
The Chinese city of Chengdu was building a new museum, so it opened up the design to an international competition. British architecture firm Sutherland Hussey won with this building. The exterior may look ultra-modern, but this City Museum will feature traditional Chinese art like the shadow play and some natural…