Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ghosts of 1997 in Bangkok...

My first time in Thailand was in 2001 when I was working for a British company which was about to spend a $1 billion starting a new wireless telecom.  Interesting time since it was only a few years after the Asian financial collapse.  Thailand, especially Bangkok, was hit hard by the Asian Financial Crisis. Thai Baht collapsed in 1997. Today, through out the city there are ghost skyscrapers that scar the city...  Here's an interesting video of some travelers exploring one of those buildings...  Interesting  since there were so many abandon buildings there was a return of malaria in the city due to all the water forming in the basements of these buildings...  


                
           Minisode 2: Urban Vertical Splunking from Riding Out The Economy on Vimeo.


http://copyplease.blogspot.com/2011/02/silent-skyscrapers-ghost-towers-of.html

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/08/04/bangkoks-tallest-bui.html

though here is full cities that are ghost cities in china....
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/06/why-chinas-ghost-towns-matter-for-our-economy-2/240629/#slide10

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