A Different Kind of Ghost Town

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"You told me again you preferred handsome men, but for me you would make an exception."
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Posted on July 27, 2007 3:54 PM in Miscellaneous
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I spotted an article in The Wall Street Journal titled High-Rise Relics: Ghost Structures Haunt Bangkok.

I was amazed by what I read — this portion in particular:

Ten years ago, Sathorn Unique was destined to be one of the city's glitziest addresses. Today, its Corinthian columns and four-story arches are nearly lost amid a tangle of trees and vines. Although workers completed the building's basic structure all the way to the top, its concrete shell starts to peter out about 20 stories up, leaving exposed metal and a half-finished dome on the roof. Steel bars jut out in all directions and mounds of refuse litter the grounds. Inside, two out-of-service escalators climb to nowhere and the smell of urine is overpowering.

It took me 27 years to learn that there are such things as abandoned skyscrapers.

This, much like watching Planet Earth, reminded me just how much there is about the world that I don't know. Most of us will only know the smallest fraction of its story.

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