More eerie ‘ghost cities’ popping up

Chinese-built ghost city in Angola. From

Chelsea Schilling writes this post about ghost cities built by the Chinese both at home and abroad. Apparently the way things are set up in China, there is an incentive to build regardless of whether or not people will move into these buildings, so entire ghost cities are going up in the middle of nowhere, to the tune of 64 million vacant units. What I think is interesting is not just that these places are being built, but the model they are being built upon. These places are Modernist urban design dreamscapes. Why are they building cities with no shade and huge amounts of space devoted to cars in a country as hot and as poor as Angola? Check out these crazy pictures:






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One Response to More eerie ‘ghost cities’ popping up

  1. Emily Barrett says:

    Barracks for the future? Or maybe just like the WPA for Chinese workers? I’m perplexed.

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