The last place you’d imagine ending up while chasing waterfalls is the top of a skyscraper in Guiyang, China.
But the Liebian Building in southwest part of the country has turned the spout on a 350 foot gusher that flows from the side of the structure down to a public plaza in the city’s central business district, according to Fortune.
When the cascading waterfall made its debut on the nearly 400 foot tall building some locals thought there had actually been a terrible accident.
“People in the southwestern city of Guiyang telephoned newspapers to report what they believed was a massive water leak,” the Times of the U.K. reported.
“When reporters arrived at the building they realized that the owner of Liebian Mansion had created a waterfall that gushes down the side.”
The electricity needed to keep the monstrous mountain of water flowing costs about $118 per hour.
For that reason, the waterfall is to only be used with recycled water and on special occasions — and even then for just 10-20 minutes at a time.
“It’s quite novel,” one local told Kanka News. “If you do it on a hot day, it will feel very comfortable. It is still very eye-catching.”
Others, however, were less than impressed.
“Whose idea was it to put a waterfall on the building? It’s a terrible idea,” one resident told Kanka News. “They should really conserve energy instead of wasting it like that.”
The company released a video of the elegantly flowing waterfall on the glass structure to showcase their new feature — and claim its a refreshing attraction in the heat of the summer as the water sprays into the surrounding area.
“The water we use is recycled underground tap water, some rainwater or other channels of water,” a rep for Guizhou Ludiya Property Management said.
“We have four underground water storage and drainage systems. The water is pumped from the negative four-tier reservoir, and then recycled.”
There’s also a rainbow that naturally reflects off the water as it shoots down from the sky.