A TALL skyscraper twice as high as The Shard has been left deserted in Northern China after a government ban.
Dubbed “The Walking Stick” because of the structural shape, Goldin Finance 117 would have been the fifth-tallest building in the world, if finished.
The tower was topped out in 2015 at a height of 1,957 ft – and has 128 storeys above ground, with 117 of them planned to go for housing, hotel, and commercial space.
Construction of this ambitious project began in 2008, when cities across China were vying for their place on the world stage.
It was supposed to be the centrepiece of billionaire Pat Sutong’s “Goldin Metropolitan” scheme – a high-end residential and central business district near downtown Tianjin.
The scheme was aimed at the super-rich – with multiple residential and commercial towers, French and Italian style manors, a wine museum, extensive gardens, and even a polo club, on offer….
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