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WATCH: You Have To See This Chinese Sky Ladder To Believe It

Someone has taken the phrase "touch the sky" literally.
by John Paulo Aguilera | Aug 12, 2015
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You're stargazing with your bae one night when, suddenly, this thing shoots up to the evening sky:

Sky Ladder

“Sky Ladder,” a pyrotechnic artwork by Cai Guoqiang, a Chinese contemporary artist currently living and working in New York City. Cai is best known for using gunpowder in his spectacular works. #VideofromChina

Posted by Trending in China on Monday, August 10, 2015

Holy smokes, WTF was that?!

That vertical visual installation you usually just see in judgment day movies is actually a pyrotechnic artwork by Chinese contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who is popular for his gunpowder-manifested works of art.

The "Sky Ladder," pulled off at Huiyu Island Harbour, Quanzhou, Fujian during dawn, is one of Cai's recent masterpieces.

Videos of its execution, which lasted approximately two minutes and 30 seconds, has since gone viral, with netizens seemingly getting inspired by Cai's creativity, albeit in the comments section:

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And just like that top comment said, it's all fun and games until someone spoils all of it...

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Still, awesome, right?

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