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Chinese Highest Meteorological Tower Takes Shape
    2008-07-11 19:36:04     CRIENGLISH.com

The main part of the Blue Sea Pearl Tower in Jiayuguan, a city in Gansu province, was finished on July 6, 2008. [Photo: China Foto Press]

The main part of the Blue Sea Pearl Tower in Jiayuguan, a city in northwestern Gansu province, finished construction earlier this month, Sina.com reported.

Standing at 94.94 meters, it will become the highest meteorological tower in China. The national meteorological administration and local government invested more than 34 million Yuan to co-fund the construction.

Consisting of a dolphin-shaped main structure and accessorial buildings, the steel architecture bears a floor space totaling 5278 square meters.

The eighteen-story meteorological tower will be used as a complex for disaster prevention, tourism and science education, the report said.

It will mainly monitor disastrous weather-types like strong winds, thunderstorms, hail, and torrential rains, thereby contributing significantly to disaster prevention in the Hexi Corridor and neighboring areas.

The construction of the tower began on Dec. 8, 2006, and is expected to begin service in the near future.

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