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Chinese 'ghost cities' come to Canada?
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Eric®
2018-06-10 21:22:30 UTC
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The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China's 'Ghost Cities'
https://www.wired.com/2016/02/kai-caemmerer-unborn-cities/


Exclusive: Who are the people in the neighbourhood? Lonely West Van mansions,
where a forest stood

"Whitby Estates in West Vancouver may be the most-expensive new neighbourhood
in Canada with the most-awesome panoramic views.

It may also be the most lonely.

During visits to the area over the last two years, theBreaker noticed a dearth
of daytime pedestrian and vehicle movements and very few residences with lights
on during evenings in this British Pacific Properties development.

[...]

There are knee-high weeds growing in many gardens and walkways during the
summer. After winter snowstorms, the streets are dutifully plowed long before
the knee-high snowbanks on many driveways.

When cars are spotted, they are often parked in clusters while their drivers
are inside, perhaps enjoying the solitude.

[...]

An analysis of property assessment records for 60 mansions and townhouses on
the once-forested slopes of Highview Place and Highgrove Place shows a whopping
$350.416 million combined real estate value - an average of $5.84 million - in
the luxury enclaves below Cypress Bowl Road.

The area, developed between 2009 and 2014, was marketed to investors from
China. Two-thirds of the names on titles in the B.C. Assessment database are
non-anglicized Chinese names. Some of those names are familiar to court
watchers in B.C."
https://thebreaker.news/news/west-van-empty-mansions/

Soviet officials had their dachas near the Black Sea...
Byker
2018-06-12 16:30:21 UTC
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Post by Eric®
The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China's 'Ghost Cities'
https://www.wired.com/2016/02/kai-caemmerer-unborn-cities/
It's not just China:

Build it and the people will come, eh?


China:


Burma:


Spain:


Illinois:


Ghost airports of Europe:



Thailand


Japan


South Africa



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