The structures that pierce the nation\'s skylines.
Head of a legendary ethnic Miao goddess statue is lifted at the construction site of the statue, in Jianhe County, Guizhou Province, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer
Participants hold placards above their heads as they form a figure, in front of a statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong in his youth, during an event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Changsha, Hunan province,
A crane is seen next to a giant statue of Chinese late chairman Mao Zedong under construction near crop fields in a village of Tongxu county, Henan province, China, January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
A giant statue of U.S. actress Marilyn Monroe is seen at the dump site of a garbage collecting company in Guigang, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region June 18, 2014.
People set up sand bags to reinforce an embankment in front of an Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue as waves brought by Typhoon Dujuan slam the coastline in Quanzhou, Fujian province September 29, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily
Workers carry out maintenance work on a statue at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
People walk past a partially-covered statue under construction at an amusement park in Luoyang, Henan province, April 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
The head of a full-scale replica of the Sphinx, which is part of an unfinished theme park that will also accommodate the production of movies, television shows and animation, is seen behind trees on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, Hebei province May
Panda statues are seen in front of buildings on a hazy day in Beijing, February 28, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily
People walk at the base of a large statue of the Buddhist figure called "Guanyin" in a park located next to a coal-burning power station in Beijing August 12, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue is seen in front of buildings under construction, at Chaoyin Temple, during a hazy day in Tianjin, China, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Labourers work on top of a building near a 24.2 metres tall statue of Song Qingling (Soong Ching-ling), the wife of Sun Yat-sen, in Zhengzhou, Henan province November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Donald Chan
Statues are pictured on a hazy day in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
A worker paints as he repairs a bronze statue of a Guan Yu, a Chinese historical figure, in Nanyang, Henan province, China December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
A statue of Houyi, a Chinese legendary hero who shot down nine suns with his bow and arrow, is silhouetted against a partial solar eclipse in Changzhi, Shanxi province July 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer