It came as a shock!

China
May 11, 2021 10:14pm CST
We had a thunderstorm with a force 12 wind on the afternoon of May 10th. During it ,the pinnacle of the Zhenfeng pagoda in our city was blown down. Zhenfeng pagoda is our city's landmark which was built in 1570 A.D.,7 tiers and 69.86m in height.We all feel so sad for it . Hope the departments concerned will soon make it restore to it's former glory! The photo on the right hand is what it is like now.
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@Hannihar (113642)
• Israel
12 May
@changjiangzhibin89 The wind was very strong in order to blow it down. So looks like they restored it.
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• China
12 May
Yes, it was force 12 wind.
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@Hannihar (113642)
• Israel
12 May
@changjiangzhibin89 I hate winds that are so strong that they can blow one over.
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• China
12 May
@Hannihar However we sedom had the strong winds.
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@Juliaacv (55480)
• Canada
12 May
My goodness that is a big difference from 1 photo to the other. I hope that nobody was hurt when that came down and that they can replace it securely.
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• China
12 May
Luckily nobody was injured .There were no sightseers then.
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@Juliaacv (55480)
• Canada
12 May
@changjiangzhibin89 Do you know what the winds were clocked at for speed?
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• China
12 May
@Juliaacv It is said that the wind scale is determined by clocking how far the wind travels one second,for instance force 12 wind is 32.4-36.9 m/second.However Beaufort Wind Scale is different from that.
https://www.weather.gov/mfl/beaufort
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• India
12 May
Holy mother. that's was some serious thunderstorm, to have dismantled the whole pinnacle. Hope the govt and the departments restore it soon. And also were you all okay during that thunderstorm?
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• China
12 May
Thank you ! we are all fine ! That was force 12 wind and some trees were blown down too.
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• India
12 May
@changjiangzhibin89 Ohhh a big one then. That's good to hear that you all are safe.
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@LotusEyes (2243)
• India
12 May
Oh sorry. Please take care of yourself
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• China
12 May
Thank you ! It is a long distance from my home.
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@LotusEyes (2243)
• India
12 May
@changjiangzhibin89 So fine but hopefully there was no damage
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• China
12 May
@LotusEyes Besides the pinnacle of the pagoda,some trees were blown down.
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@Shavkat (112767)
• Philippines
12 May
It looks like the Temple of Heaven. I hope I can visit this place you mentioned here.
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• China
12 May
Welcome to our city !
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@Shavkat (112767)
• Philippines
16 May
@changjiangzhibin89 It's my pleasure. I have been there before in Guangdong province.
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@youless (105069)
• Guangzhou, China
12 May
I didn't know this news. That's quite horrible to hear that. I hope no more people who are wounded.
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• China
12 May
Yes,it was scary ! However nobody got injured.
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@youless (105069)
• Guangzhou, China
13 May
@changjiangzhibin89 That's good nobody is injured.
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@Deepizzaguy (50037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 May
I am sorry to learn what happened to the city landmark during the thunderstorm.
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• China
12 May
It was really scary ! It is rare thing.
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@Deepizzaguy (50037)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 May
@changjiangzhibin89 I know what you mean since thunderstorms scare me.
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@CarolDM (137236)
• United States
12 May
Glad there were no injuries.
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• China
13 May
Yes,fortunately there were no sightseers at that moment.
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@BarBaraPrz (31493)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 May
I remember years ago when a lightning strike knocked down a bell tower on a neighborhood church... took several years before it was replaced.
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• China
13 May
Maybe ours won't take so long. I learn that the leader from the department concerned has come to check it out on the spot.
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@kaylachan (20708)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 May
That's if your city thinks its worth the time and effort to restore it. Or, if they believe the money is better used elsewhere.
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• China
12 May
Generally Buddhist Society would allocate funds for restoring it.
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@sjvg1976 (22972)
• Delhi, India
12 May
Oh that's sad... Hope the authorities get it fixed soon.
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• China
12 May
Sure, they will.
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@m_audrey6788 (44528)
• Germany
12 May
Gosh! It look so different. I hope nobody gets hurt badly. I`m sure your government will restore it as soon as they can
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• China
12 May
Nobody got hurt,because it happened at 6.30 pm.
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• Germany
12 May
@changjiangzhibin89 That`s good.
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@Fleura (15514)
• United Kingdom
14 May
That's quite a storm! Sorry to hear about the damage, what a wonderful historic building. I hope it can be restored to its former beauty!
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• China
15 May
I think it won't take that long before they restore it.Our city is noted for this pagoda ,among other things.
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@rebelann (85437)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Jun
That will be very hard work for who ever is commissioned to do the restoration. I hope they find people that are skilled.
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• China
6 Jun
People who are commissioned are all experts on classical architecture.Now the scaffolds for repairing it have been built.
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@rebelann (85437)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Jun
I hope they do not try to repair it too quickly, sometimes it is better to take the longer time frame to make sure the structure will not suffer damage again in the future.
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• China
7 Jun
@rebelann I agree with you ! However I think they wouldn't dare do a shoddy job on it.The pagoda is our city's landmark.
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@oahuwriter (14799)
• United States
16 May
Me too, hope they'll restore it. Glad you're ok!
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• China
16 May
Thank you very much ! Hope it will soon be restored !
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@oahuwriter (14799)
• United States
17 May
@changjiangzhibin89 Historically, it's important si, let's keep our fingers crossed, they'll restore the building. But, everything, takes time to do.
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• China
17 May
@oahuwriter Yes,It is a relic of ancient times.I think it won't take that long for them to restore it.
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@RebeccasFarm (33093)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
2 Jun
I hope this place is looking good now Chang
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• China
3 Jun
It has not restored to it's former glory now.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
3 Jun
@changjiangzhibin89 Maybe soon I hope
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@RebeccasFarm (33093)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
29 May
Oh dear I had missed this one Chang! That is terrible, Will they restore it?
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• China
30 May
Never mind!Now they have started on the restoration of it.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
30 May
@changjiangzhibin89 Oh very good Chang glad they have
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@just4him (244801)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 May
That's a strong wind to do that kind of damage. I'm sure they'll get it repaired.
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• China
23 May
Yes, it was a high wind.They will restore it soon.
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@just4him (244801)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May
@changjiangzhibin89 I'm glad they will.
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@DianneN (228684)
• United States
19 May
I’m so sorry I missed your post. How sad! I hope it can be restored to its former glory and soon. It’s an historic site and very beautiful.
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• China
20 May
Never mind ! I seldom post here.Yes,It is a well-known pagoda in our country.
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@DianneN (228684)
• United States
22 May
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@moonandstars (49945)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
15 May
i hope the same. that's very shocking.
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• China
16 May
Thank you ! Hope it will soon be restored !
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 May
@changjiangzhibin89 i like religious and cultural buldings that stay and fight the hard times
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