4 amazing cities in which no one lives
Often, under the influence of many circumstances, entire cities, already being built, remain uninhabited. Here are four typical examples.
In the urban district of Ordos in the north of China is the city of Kangbashi, designed for 300 thousand inhabitants. Built during the construction boom, the promising megapolis has remained just an investment in real estate.
The global financial crisis has significantly reduced the appetite of developers. Some of them, trying vainly to return at least part of the invested funds, are thinking about blowing up empty towers and selling the occupied land.
The suburb of Sesenyi (Spain)
On the outskirts of the Spanish city of Sesenya, between Madrid and Toledo, at the height of the rush of demand for real estate, billionaire Francisco Hernando built a huge residential complex for 13,500 apartments, which became the largest in Europe, built by private developers.
In 2008, Hernando passed more than two thousand apartments to the project’s creditors, but the authorities stopped selling because of a lack of drinking water and permission to settle buildings, not to mention the infrastructure and roads. To top it off, Hernando was charged with non-payment of taxes and bribery, and as a result he was forced to abandon construction and flee to Equatorial Guinea.
Kijondon (North Korea)
The North Korean city of Kijondon near the Demilitarized Zone is often called the “village of propaganda.” This is the only settlement of the completely closed North Korea, which can be observed from the territory of South Korea.
Kijondon is a bright sham “house” without interior space, but with electrification. The light in their windows lights up, but strictly in the same parts of buildings and at a certain time. Occasionally in the town notice builders, soldiers and women washing windows.
The International Chinese Investment Corporation for Property Management built the city of Kilamba, 30 km from Luanda, the capital of Angola. 750 eight-storey residential buildings were designed to accommodate 500 thousand people, for them, too, were built more than hundreds of shopping centers and dozens of schools.
Despite the completion of construction, Kilamba has so far sold only 220 apartments, since the absolute majority of Angolans can not afford to buy an apartment even with a mortgage.