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Old December 6th, 2016, 01:46 PM   #1
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Monoliths of failure - Half-built skyscrapers indefinitely on hold

The most famous of them all:



A sad case:



Not too far from it:



Let's see more.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 03:13 PM   #2
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GEWA Tower | 107m | Fellbach | On Hold


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Old December 12th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #3
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Sathorn Unique Tower Bangkok


142-100 Bangkok BTS by joerg, auf Flickr


Sathorn Unique Tower, Bangkok by William Fallows, auf Flickr
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Old December 12th, 2016, 04:04 PM   #4
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PLAZA. Freakin'. RAKYAT.

It was supposed to be 380+ meters high and a companion to the Petronas Towers, but the Asian Financial Crisis hit.

idea:




Reality:





Now it is dubious for being a 20+ year fishpond of tropical snakes and drug-addicts.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 01:24 AM   #5
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Wow that KL supertall proposal was horrendous. If any good came out of that financial crisis, it was the cancellation of that disgusting pile. Its hard the believe that SOM could have produced such an awful design. KL really dodged a bullet there...
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Old December 15th, 2016, 01:39 PM   #6
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Well, that depends on our idea of good design. To be hopeful, there are talks of reviving the project, but litigation and compensation issues have now pushed the restart date to mid-2017.

The new renders do look promising, tho.




Shinyyy

Speaking of that, here's another eyesore we haven't gotten fixed:


KL Grand Duta Hyatt Hotel





Another victim of the Asian Financial Crisis, this was supposed to be the Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. Instead, it became another 20-year eyesore of the city centre. They say it's being revived, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 09:01 PM   #7
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Centro Financiero Confinanzas | Caracas | 190m

One of the most (in)famous examples, occupied for a period of time by squatters too:

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Old December 18th, 2016, 04:14 PM   #8
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This one from pjongjang is already finished
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/...4a57656d_b.jpg
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Old December 18th, 2016, 08:25 PM   #9
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Yeah, kind of expected some posts with leftovers from the Asian financial crisis, I know there were a whole bunch of projects abandoned in its wake.

Plaza Rakyat is just good that it stopped so early, kind of like the projects in Dubai that are started half a dozen times and abandoned as many times (how many times have they started doing ground works for the Arabtec Tower plot by now?)
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Old December 21st, 2016, 08:00 AM   #10
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The Sathorn ghost tower in Bangkok has captured my imagination since I first saw it eons ago. Interestingly, it was meant to be a twin or sister to the State Tower, which did get completed. The contrast is striking and there are several interesting urban videos out there on the 'ghost tower'.
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Old December 24th, 2016, 05:27 AM   #11
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state tower

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Tower
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Old December 24th, 2016, 04:01 PM   #12
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There ARE happy endings though and hope for all the buildings posted in the topic. From my own country:

NOT Tower | 92m | Cracow stood unfinished for more than 40 years and was locally known under Skeletor nickname:



Original design:


This year the construction has finally begun again!

New design - Unity Tower | 102m:




And of course, the construction photos! Old base has already been demolished and will be redone from scratch, but most of the core tower's structure will be preserved:



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Old December 27th, 2016, 09:44 AM   #13
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Nice thread. I really hope Pentominium and the Dubai Pearl in Dubai (both posted in first thread) will be finished eventually.
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Old December 27th, 2016, 03:16 PM   #14
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Polo Tecnologico della Brianza in Desio (North of Milan) - 100 m

Works started over 10 years ago and it's on hold at least since 2008





Render of the tower once (if ever) completed

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Old December 27th, 2016, 03:23 PM   #15
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From 'inner' Milan looking North

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This tower hotel on hold since 2012, always in Milan, Stephenson area



A banner with the project



A previous design

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Old December 27th, 2016, 08:38 PM   #17
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Diamond of Istanbul - 270m




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Old December 29th, 2016, 07:36 AM   #18
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wtorre jk são paulo, on hold for aproximately 10 years


concluded, the top has been modified

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1072289
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Old December 29th, 2016, 08:26 AM   #19
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I wouldn't say half built (more like not built at all) but I'll post the pics anyway.

The Chicago Spire:


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Gensler proposed another building instead of chicago spire

http://chicago.curbed.com/2016/6/3/1...-gateway-tower
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