An Empty Manhattan in Wake of China’s Economic Slowdown

by Leigh Brown

Manhattan-in-ChinaA deserted Manhattan sounds like something you would only see a movie like The Day After Tomorrow, right? Wrong. A replica of the bustling metropolis, complete with knock-offs of Rockefeller Center and the Hudson River, is located in the business district of Tianjin, China. Unfortunately, what was once considered the world’s largest financial sector when construction on the 10-year project began five years ago, has been abandoned as a result of China’s economic slowdown. With the $50-billion project heavily in debt, construction has stopped and builders have left town, leaving behind empty buildings and streets. Learn more about this ghost town.

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