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Ordos, China: A Modern Ghost Town (13 pics)

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Ordos, China is a Modern Ghost Town. It was meant as home for one million people, but it remains nearly empty five years after construction began.

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№1 Author: fluorescentG (8 Oct 2010 02:07) Total user comments: 3958


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hahaha ooopsie!
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№2 Author: Slugsie (8 Oct 2010 02:28) Total user comments: 1519


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I think I read about this a while back. It's got something to do with the Chinese valuing new property much more highly than second hand property. So no one will move in for fear of devaluing their assets.
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№3 Author: fairmania (8 Oct 2010 02:41) Total user comments: 1436


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A truly bizarre and slightly worrying set of pics.

It would be great to understand a bit nore of this, as some of the construction looks frozen in time, part completed and staying that way.

The few people must either be unlucky first buyers or maintenance, as you couldn't leave all those buildings empty without some aftercare.
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№4 Author: Jimmy Johnson (8 Oct 2010 03:13) Total user comments: 5518


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The problem is compounded by the lack of businesses. You need employers such as corner grocery stores, restaurants and food vendors, barber shops, gas stations, schools and such to build a community.

If there were incentives such as subsidies or other benefits for business owners, then you would see people willing to move into these types of communities. People fear the unknown.
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№5 Author: daniela23 (8 Oct 2010 03:36) Total user comments: 107


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I LOVE GHOST TOWNS.
But seriously, why do they keep building there? 13
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№6 Author: astroboy3000 (8 Oct 2010 04:07) Total user comments: 2543


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i can't help but think back to the post of the thousands of people living in garbage dumps. it's a funny world we've got
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№7 Author: adzhoe (8 Oct 2010 04:14) Total user comments: 14959


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Economy woes affect the world.
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№8 Author: moeshere (8 Oct 2010 06:02) Total user comments: 128


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Someone took all that money and ran...LOL... 09 12
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№9 Author: mahedi (8 Oct 2010 09:11) Total user comments: 10772


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Where are those billions of people?
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№10 Author: nico (8 Oct 2010 11:18) Total user comments: 3050


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№11 Author: Jinxaruny (8 Oct 2010 14:27) Total user comments: 10324


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Sheesh! unbelievable!
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№12 Author: 2fuzzy (8 Oct 2010 14:52) Total user comments: 10400


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Come on AcidCow give the source link! After some digging I found the article on Time (link at the end of this post. Here is a rundown.

- Kangbashi district began as a public works project in Ordos, a wealthly coal mining town.
- The district is filled with office towers, admin centers, gov. buildings, museums, theaters and sports fields.
- Many of the properties have been sold.
- 1/2 hour drive to Dongsheng where most Ordos' 1.5 million live.
- Construction is continuing


http://www.time.com/time/photo
gallery/0,29307,1975397,00.htm
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№13 Author: raymond.wendt (8 Oct 2010 16:49) Total user comments: 9115


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I'm thinking the Chinese population will catch up to it in good time.
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№14 Author: amerJD (8 Oct 2010 17:14) Total user comments: 1400


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nice...!! 04 04
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№15 Author: gari (8 Oct 2010 17:17) Total user comments: 574


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SIMS in real life...failing game. 04
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№16 Author: krankoloji (8 Oct 2010 17:47) Total user comments: 591


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that does not look like china.
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№17 Author: doelbodho (8 Oct 2010 18:39) Total user comments: 332


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i think it's new town on the desert 88
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№18 Author: perez (8 Oct 2010 21:25) Total user comments: 757


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A epic waste 02
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№19 Author: Lu (8 Oct 2010 22:04) Total user comments: 15082


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Fuzzy rules.

Eerie joint.
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№20 Author: Nsibai (8 Oct 2010 22:44) Total user comments: 5694


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№21 Author: DocMcCoy (8 Oct 2010 23:19) Total user comments: 6039


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Thanks 2fuzzy.
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№22 Author: Ty Webb (9 Oct 2010 03:55) Total user comments: 6156


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yeah FUZZ thanks. I still wonder why they are mostly empty especially knowing that a lot of them are sold.
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№23 Author: salsapopo (10 Oct 2010 11:12) Total user comments: 12723


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looks like alot of Egyptian new cities
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№24 Author: 2fuzzy (11 Oct 2010 15:26) Total user comments: 10400


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Ty, I am wondering if no one wants to be first.
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