PHOTOS Honeycomb hotel and lion statues erected in an abandoned quarry


Honeycomb hotel and lion statues erected in an abandoned quarry

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22:28, December 21, 2018

A distant view of the construction site of a honeycomb hotel that used to be a quarry in Pukou District, Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province. (Photos: VCG)

The main structure of the hotel has been completed. On either side of the hotel lie two giant lion statues carved from the original mountains.

One lion is 35 meters tall and 92 meters long, the other is 31 meters tall and 69 meters long. About 100 sculptors have spent nearly half year in shaping them.

Another statue of a lion lying on the ground is taking shape. The photos are taken on December 18, 2018.

The design of the hotel originates from the renowned specialty of the mountainous region — honey. The construction area of the hotel covers 105,000 square meters.

The hotel is also a local project for ecological restoration. It not only removes geological hazards and visual pollution, but also improves land use efficiency.

The photo taken on December 16, 2018 shows an aerial view of the hotel. After completion, the hotel will be a new landmark of Nanjing. (Compiled by Huang Jingjing)

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