Taiwan is building a church and it's a giant glass shoe

Updated 18th January 2016
Tourists take pictures in front of a shoe-shaped church in southern Chiayi on January 11, 2016. The church, which measures 55 feet tall and 36 feet wide, took two months to build.  (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Taiwan is building a church and it's a giant glass shoe
Written by Masuma Ahuja, CNN
The marvels of modern architecture abound around the world. There's a building that looks like a banknote in Lithuania, a building called the "friendly alien" in Austria, and now, a church shaped like a high-heeled shoe in Taiwan.
The church, a tinted blue glass structure, is 55-feet tall at the top of the heel, and 36-feet wide. Based on that and guessing it's roughly 75-80 feet from toe to heel, we'll call it a size 880.
It's taken two months to build at a cost of $686,000, according to the BBC.
The structure has been created by local government officials in Taiwan and will be used primarily for weddings and and photo shoots, but not regular services, the BBC reports.
New York magazine quotes a regional official as saying the completed building will include features like "chairs for lovers, maple leaves, biscuits, and cakes."
The design of the glass slipper was inspired by the story of a local woman whose wedding was canceled after legs were amputated, and who lived out her days in a church, according to the BBC.
The building will open to the public on February 8. But people are already having fun taking photos in front of it.