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The latest miracle of China quality construction to have amazed those in China and beyond is the advent of “fake” windows – in fact just black squares painted on the side of a building…

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The local government responsible for the fake windows claims they were painted on to the municipal apartments for “aesthetic reasons” because it was too much trouble to put real windows in the building’s stairwells, but were sufficiently embarrassed by being called out on Sina Weibo that they have decreed that contractors should remove them.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 09/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Could have been worse: It would have been hard on the tenants if the only doors were just painted on.

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    Comment by VZ
    07:12 09/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's like a Wily E. Coyote painting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lmao!! Exactly!

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    Comment by nope
    12:40 09/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    are they also painted on the inside showing a landscape or something?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:52 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they don't even line up w/ the real ones,lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's the stairwells, not supposed to line up.

    In any case, something Sancom quality news omitted:
    The original design had windows, but had to be removed in accordance to new building codes. Someone apparently thought the building looked bad without them.

    Windows are structural weaknesses. Stairwells need to be the strongest part of a building for emergencies. American apartments built after the 1950s never have stairwell windows for this reason. China updated their building codes to this effect only this year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    also wrong... to a point. New technology have rendered windows more stable and structurally sound than most staircases themselves.

    China cheap, lets not try and make excuses

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    Comment by Mitchell
    09:55 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most staircases I been in never have windows. And I live in the US. I would think windows would make for horrible safety.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Then that is some stupid damned building code. If the building is built PROPERLY, putting windows in a stairwell would do absolutely nothing to make the building stronger nor weaker.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not stupid. It's not a structural reason but a fire protection one. Stair cases need to be contained so smoke doesn't get inside while people try to run down them during a fire. Having windows would defeat that.

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    Comment by cpc65
    22:29 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wait 'til they discover that the fire exits are painted on as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    fire exits? pfft.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:10 11/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    that would cost too much

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the building is made from cardboard

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:02 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    From cheap cardboard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    From exploding cardboard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:54 20/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if exploding cardboard is cheaper than regular cardboard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:52 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    From ch--- ahhh--- fuck you, It already exploded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:04 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    From cheap, exploding cardboard.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:02 12/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ха-Ха-Ха! А в России и Казахстане поддельные дороги есть!

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    Comment by Indra EMC
    16:15 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They didn't need a window anyway, or maybe they're trying to be a North Korean, where a building looks good from the outside, but empty and terrible inside :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:54 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop don't let them remove them, put Leroy was here, with a set of eyes and have other ones with anime like characters looking out the window picture and some hologram like eyes that follow passerbys to make them look where they are walking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:52 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the fuck China still exist?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:01 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    'Cause Spanierds are still a bit costy as workforce. Soon that will change and China will dissapear.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    09:35 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems rather harsh to call 'em fake windows. It's obviously they were placed for aesthetics's.

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    Comment by Gradius
    04:45 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why? Ain't cheap to paint those fake windows too.

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    Comment by Cheese-kun
    06:10 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They don't look very convincing from any distance. The building would better without them IMO.

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    Comment by Rya
    04:15 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did they really think no one would notice? And these guys run the most powerful country in the world? This does not bode well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "And these guys run the most powerful country in the world?"

    That's fake as well.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:26 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually the third most powerful country.
    The US is still the most powerful country and is still equal to the next two most powerful countries combined.

    But still they're number three yet act like they're number 52.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:41 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    country by GDP by PPP would disagree

    Anyway it has between 50-75% of America's GDP and 4.25 times more people, and there are trailer parks in America, at least this is an exception in China, don't expect too much from humanity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:00 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'd rather live in a trailer park instead of that building.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:28 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I dunno, I lived in one of those simple cheap apartments in Japan for some months and it was nice. I don't think you would have an ofuro bath in a trailer.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    08:44 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    A new trailer in the US is nicer then 95% of the houses and apartments in China.
    It's also ironically nicer then many homes in Japan.
    See in the US even a crappy mobile home has a proper HVAC system and a centralized hot water heater.

    Need to make it warmer or cooler inside just change the thermostat and thats it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    America owes China billion of dollars, so practically America is just China's bitch. They should have learn from this respectful China men how to do business. Peace

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Chinese businesses owe US companies more, apparently

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    are those walls made of cardboard as well? O_O

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not in this case, but a good response to fake windows is that the concrete of the building is already weak, and windows further weaken the structure ..
    Why not replace them with solar panels for lighting and would be a good economy in the condominium ...
    There at least the value of the panels should be pretty cheap ..

    Comment by Anonymous

    Nah, just rubbish. Or maybe rubbish cardboard?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually it's VERY probably that they made it out of rubbish.

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    Comment by kintama00
    03:35 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh I hate those ingame..

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, the good thing that comes out of you can jack off full naked all you want and no one will ever see you

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    so you jack off on the stairwells? mmm..

    Comment by Anonymous

    ive done lots of things on the stairwells. shitted there b4, jacked off, had sex, got wasted. yea wonderful stairwells.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn, just damn!

    Comment by Anonymous

    A room with fake windows = perfect place to rape bitches (just need a soundproof door).

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    03:59 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least it won't break if a baseball hit it. :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:43 09/11/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You sure about that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yup, i tested it... The surrounding wall broke, but the window itself didn't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:32 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you was the one who made that giant hole through the building.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    finally they have a way to get inside

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:45 10/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    finally! they have a way to get inside

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    How would a baseball be able to hit the window?
    The baseball itself would explode first...thus not resulting in a crashing window which was none but a painting.
    That would mean, however, that the brush used for painting had to explode since everything Made in China tends to cause explosions.
    But does that not include people? How come they can build complex structures without these bursting forth, resulting in a chain reaction due to people exploding, causing the next object to explode which causes the next object to explode which causes the next object to explode which causes the next object to explode which causes the next object to explode which causes the next object to explode which causes the next object to explode... ∞?
    Wouldn't that mean China is just an illusion?
    As a country where each and everything explodes can't possibly exist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah. They'll just explode instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 09/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or just tip over by a gust of wind

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