|archmage||Date: Saturday, 05-October-2013, 2:44 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
A giant copper puffer fish being built in China has caused a major row over state spending. The government has reportedly spent $11 million so far on the viewing platform which has not yet been finished. The structure is roughly the same height as New York's Statue of Liberty and the design is inspired by the globefish, which is a fish native to Yangzhong county, where it is based. The tower is encased in 8,920 copper plates and has attracted plenty of attention but not all of it positive. Report by Ashley Fudge.