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Is it a bird… is it a shark?

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We've written about amazing aquariums before here at Been-Seen (Atlantis The Palm, Aquadom), but none quite like this. It's a giant LCD screen suspended over a mall called The Place in Beijing. It's 80 feet long, and displays all kinds of photos, games and promotional videos. But most of the time it's a fish tank.  

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A fish tank that cost $32 million to build. The Sky Screen, as it is known, is capable of changing the weather, the mood, and the minds of shoppers underneath it.

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As a virtual sky, it can blast sunshine into the air, cascade peach blossoms, or replicate a snow storm in the height of summer.

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But mostly it just disorients, with sharks and other sea creatures floating overhead. Rather than underfoot.

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It was designed by Jeremy Railton, who created the world's largest LCD screen, the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. RM

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