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Guangzhou Circle

When the Guangzhou Circle was completed in 2013, the world’s press immediately started comparing it to a donut. Certainly, it does share some characteristics with the aforementioned fried dough confection, as it’s round and has a hole in the middle. But it’s a lot more bling than your average donut, and much, much bigger—at 453 feet tall (138 meters), it’s the tallest building of its shape in the world.

So spare a thought for the designer of the Guangzhou Circle, the Italian architect Joseph di Pasquale. In the process of creating his circular structure, Pasquale loaded up the building with all kinds of symbols relating to Chinese history and culture.


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