Several of the world’s richest cities are renowned for their historic buildings, plus other amazing skyscrapers. However, even the most imposing skyline could be hiding secrets. From long-forgotten theme parks to abandoned stations and uninhibited airports. Continue to view some unexpectedly dilapidated places loitering in wealthy cities all over the globe.
Letchworth Village, New York, United States
This village, which is located to the north of New York City, was constructed in 1911. It was to be used as a residential institution to house physically and mentally challenged individuals. At its crowning moment, it was home to 2,000 individuals being housed across in excess of 130 buildings.
During the 1950s, this was the headquarters for experimental testing of a polio vaccine on an eight-year-old boy. The test was successful and led to the extensive rollout of the vaccine. However, it was reported that improper care and abuse dated back years. Plus, poor conditions resulted in the village being closed in 1996, permanently.
Kymlinge Station, Stockholm, Sweden
There is still a legend of sorts that states the Silverpilen ‘ghost’ train continues to haunt this abandoned metro station. This station was constructed in the 1970s as part of the larger efforts of urbanization in the Swedish capital. However, work on the almost completed station came to a halt due to the government’s decision to preserve the natural surroundings of Kymlinge. Subsequently, trains that travel the Stockholm Blue Line simply fly by without stopping. However, even though it has not been utilized in the last fifty years, construction has only been paused. Just for how long the question is.
2008 Olympic Sites, Beijing, China
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games was hosted in Beijing, China. During the construction of the sporting sites, it was stated that China bulldozed massive areas of the city. This was in order to construct the venues for the games. In doing this they evicted more than 1 million individuals that called this area home. For the sites to come under disrepair after the games. Although several of the dilapidated sites are currently being redeveloped for the 2022 Winter Olympics. That Beijing will be the host for. The others will remain desolate, such as the beach volleyball stadium.
Sathorn Unique Building, Bangkok, Thailand
The Sathorn Unique Tower located in Bangkok was roughly eighty percent completed. Then the construction stopped in 1997 during the financial crisis in Asia. It is currently locally referred to as the ghost tower. The skyscraper was to be 607 feet for the purpose of luxury flats; however, it mainly is the host for urban explorers. The more dazzling sister, the State Tower stands beside it, creating a very stark contrast. It is reported by residents that rubbish would rain down from the empty floors whenever there is a storm.
Yongma Land, Seoul, South Korea
This now uninhabited location initially opened as a family-friendly theme park during the early 1980s. Yongma Land however failed to compete against the more popular and successful Lotte World. It eventually closed its doors to the public in 2011. Individuals could still pay a nominal fee of $5.00 to enter the derelict site. Currently, it is frequented mainly by Instagrammers and individuals so that they could pose for wedding photoshoots.
Silo #5, Montreal, Canada
Located in Montreal’s Old Port, Silo #5 was constructed in four separate stages between the years 1906 and 1958. It is the final remnant of the twentieth-century grain exportation of the city. The structure located on Pointe-du-Moulin is currently owned by the Canada Land Company and was designed as three distinct sections. Each being connected using aerial galleries. Silo #5 has been left to ruin since 1996. However, in February 2021 the Canadian Government requested that proposals be sent for the redevelopment of the grain elevator. This also includes the surrounding sites.
Nicosia International Airport, Nicosia, Cyrus
This airport was in its heyday Cyrus’ chief airport; however commercial activity came to a halt after the Turkish invasion of 1974. The site became the center of the fight between Turkish and Greek armies. This continued until the United Nations forces intervened. The airport was declared a United Nations Protected Area and was placed as a section in the buffer zone. This zone was commonly referred to as the green line. The airport saw its last commercial flight take off in 1977, when aircraft that were stranded at the time of the war, returned to London.