Watch: Chinese artist creates 'Stairway to Heaven' using fireworks

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Chinese artist reveals stunning fireworks display of 'stairway to heaven' to show his love for his grandmother.

Quanzhou City, China - An artist named Cai Guoqiang created a stunning ladder made of fireworks that appears to be like a stairway to heaven.

Cai Guoqiang, is known for using gunpowder in his displays.

The designer created an effect that gradually builds a 'sky ladder' as one explosion follows another.


As the video continues, awed spectators can be heard in the background as the ‘Sky Ladder’ becomes longer and longer – eventually reaching an impressive height of 1,650 feet (503 meters).

Although the ‘sky ladder’ lasted a mere 80 seconds, it took the artist 21 years to plan and build it, according to a report. The first attempt was made to launch a similar balloon in the sky in 1994 but two attempts were in vain following strong winds.

Cai actually used a ladder made of metal wire and aluminum to pull off the impressive pyrotechnic show. He then covered it with fireworks and gunpowder before attaching it to the bottom of a hot air balloon

The artist dedicated the ‘Sky Ladder’ to his grandmother, who just celebrated her 100th birthday.

“This is the hometown of my grandma, who supported my artistic dream by selling seafood. I’ve always hoped to come back here one day, to set off the most beautiful fireworks for her,” Cai was reported as saying.

Cai, now based in New York, is also the artist who designed the spectacular fireworks to open the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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