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China’s replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes

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by Charley Cameron last modified Feb 12, 2015


China is now well established as the world capital of Duplitecture, with everything from its own rendition of the Eiffel Tower to a mock Venice. But the mock Wall Street financial district, constructed at a cost of $50 billion carries its own rather unique




 

 

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China is well established as the world capital of duplitecture, with everything from its own rendition of the Eiffel Tower to a mock Venice. But their mock Wall Street financial district, constructed at a cost of $50 billion carries its own rather unique ironies. Since the 2009 economic recession, the project—which also includes a mock Rockefeller Center and its own Hudson River—has been deeply in debt, and sits unfinished and abandoned.

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