Thursday, July 7, 2016

Chinese building tries to take the toilet title from Virginia building

A new building in Zhengzhou, China, is taking social media by storm because of its resemblance to a toilet.
The not-yet-open building will house the Students’ Employment Center at the North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, according to media reports.
China is known for its weird architecture. (See Daily Mail article titled, “‘It’s a giant toilet’: Chinese school ridiculed by web users after unveiling new building.”)
But the Zhengzhou building isn’t the first one to look like a loo.
In Fairfax County, Virginia, there’s a building affectionately known as the “Toilet Bowl Building.” The giant ring on the front of the building looks like a raised toilet seat. How rude!
The building at 2070 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va., is a Tysons Corner landmark. Its official name is the Tycon Courthouse.
There are other odd-looking buildings in Fairfax County. They include the Tycon Tower, or “The Shopping Bag” building, at Tysons Corner Mall and the CIT building in Herndon, Va., which is said to look like a popcorn box or upside-down pyramid.

Photos: The “Toilet Bowl Building” in McLean, Va. (top), and the toilet-shaped building in Zhengzhou, China.

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