Archinect - News 2016-10-20T20:40:37-04:00 Noah's Ark replica opens in Kentucky biblical theme park to “compete with the Disneys and the Universals” Justine Testado 2016-07-12T15:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:42:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The park&rsquo;s centerpiece features three decks of exhibits explaining Answers in Genesis&rsquo; views of the biblical flood account..[It] also features a two-story restaurant, aerial zipline cables and the Ararat Ridge Zoo... &ldquo; a world that we see becoming very secularized before our eyes, it&rsquo;s really time for Christians to do something of this size, of this quality, that competes with the Disneys and the Universals to get a message to the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This might be worth a pitstop for anyone planning a U.S. summer road trip. Envisioned by the Creationist apologetics ministry Answers in Genesis, a&nbsp;replica of Noah's Ark &mdash; measuring&nbsp;510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high &mdash; opened last week as the centerpiece of the Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky. As it goes, the theme park [which apparently has a total construction cost of more than $150 million] is &ldquo;more than just entertainment&rdquo; and aims to promote the ministry's views on evolution. As it goes, criticism ensues.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dismaland, Banksy's anti-capitalist art show, gave host town a &pound;20M boost in tourism</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese Fun: Photographer Stefano Cerio captures the eerie side of empty amusement parks</a></p> China Has a Fake Paris, and It’s a Ghost Town Archinect 2013-08-05T18:35:00-04:00 >2013-11-26T18:47:31-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That&rsquo;s a nice photo of Paris, isn&rsquo;t it? Nope! That&rsquo;s not Paris and no, it&rsquo;s not Disney World or even the Las Vegas Strip; it&rsquo;s a replica Paris in China. What makes this clone of Paris even more weird is that it&rsquo;s a ghost town. Only about 2,000 people live there, which means that those giant skyscrapers, with 700+ units tend to only have around 30 people living in each of them. This city has become a place to take wedding photos for Chinese citizens who can&rsquo;t afford to travel to the real Paris...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>