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Ever wondered what happens to the urban mega-projects when developers have the ambition and the means, but there are no buyers and tenants? We will now show.
The Chinese, it seems like no one knows a lot about urban mega-projects, which look gorgeous on paper and dazzling architectural criticism, but ... did not come to life.
You say namechtat, draw and make a convincing presentation of the project of the new city today can any hipster middle band, and not necessarily to go to China? But the projects in question, compare favorably with their "paper" Brothers of varying degrees of maturity - these cities really built. That's only with the people somehow did not work out ...
Heroes of photo Chicago resident Kaya Semmera were three ghost town - "Chinese Manhattan" Yujiapu Financial District, "Chinese Venice" Meixi Lake and the "best city for tourism" Ordos.
Ordos really popular with tourists - but it is as a ghost town. Millionnik populated hardly three to five percent, and the efforts of the state, which is not easily relocated to an empty metropolis villagers.
In the Ordos there are museums, theaters, stadium, race track, even an analog Disneyland. All but the townspeople. There would Serov, most likely, all is not collected.
"Chinese Manhattan" is also amazing: a replica of the New York island was conceived as a major financial center in the world. But the city was built on the site of a simple fishing village.
The scope of the project was given a serious - and it has its Rockefeller Center, and even the twin towers. The total area of office centers Yujiapu Financial District, according to the project documentation, - nine million square meters.
Alas, the vacancy rate here - one hundred percent. Construction, completion of which was scheduled for 2019, while suspended. A similar fate befell the Meixi Lake, a city on the lake, which bypassed the drawings in his time many architectural publications.
Built on a spectacular project, conceptual, but - empty. Around these cities in recent years, there are legends and even conspiracy theories.
According to one of them, the cities are empty, not because of their ambitious plans for the development of touch with reality, and not because the developers did not have enough funds to to follow through. Proponents of this theory believe that the ghost towns are being built in case of another world war - if these cities will be destroyed, the Chinese will not be able to rebuild them again, but just move in ready "doubles".
version without leave comments and will continue to enjoy the picture. Still not in vain three Chinese ghost town became participants of photo Unborn Cities.
Kai Semmer, author of the project, very accurately caught the feel of the city, which went all the way from the idea through the paper to the actual buildings. But they have not been born. This is sad, and incredibly beautiful. In their own way.