Thursday, March 8, 2007

Taiwan Has Abandonment Issues

I recently came across yet another abandoned Taiwanese development that Flickrtarian Airman 19_19 claims is a futuristic-looking hotel.

"The land it's built on is reserved by the government for public works/purposes/use only, which hotels do not fall under. It's easy to get building permits for almost anything, but you need a separate permit to actually operate such things. Apparently several decades ago it was common practice to get the building permit, build your hotel, and then bribe an official into giving you the operator's permit. Unfortunately, this hotel was built just as the government began cracking down on such corruption, and as such was never given permission to open."

See also:
Desolation Row (16 Feb 2007)
Desolation Row in Color (22 Feb 2007)


Michael Turton said...

Yup. It's on the road down to Kenting. If they had finished it, the views would have been magnificent. But it's on illegal slopeland, as many buildings in Taiwan are. I've got some nice shots of this place as well; it is very photogenic.


Scott Haley said...

Futuristic abandoned buildings. What great places to film some kind of post-apocalypse film. Maybe a rerun of "Logan's Run."

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I agree with Actoc