Eine Postkarte aus Paris, China

Tianducheng ausserhalb von Hangzhou Foto: Reuters/Aly Song


Tianducheng, one of several counterfeit cities built in China’s real estate boom of the past decade, was designed to accommodate a population of 10,000, who were imagined to fill its bâtiments and tree-lined avenues. Instead, like many of the themed towns, residents–namely, the elite and nouveau riche–failed to arrive and complete the vision. Only 2,000 people now call the closed community home.


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