2 Sathorn Unique Bangkok, Thailand
Much like the Fontainebleau Resort, the Sathorn Unique was a building that fell victim to a failing economy.
The Sathorn Unique is a 49-floor skyscraper in Bangkok, Thailand. Construction for the building began in 1990 during an economic boom in the area. The building was being raised steadily and managed to top out right before the Asian financial crisis damaged the economy.
Due to a lack of funds—as well as the building’s designer being arrested for plotting a murder—construction on the building was halted. To this day, it has not resumed.
Today, the Sathorn Unique is known as the “Ghost Tower.” Rumors abound that the graffiti-laden, dilapidated high-rise is haunted. It attracts many thrill seekers and ghost hunters as well as vandals and squatters looking for a place to relax.
This problem became so dire that steps were taken to permanently close the building to the public. However, the occasional trespasser still makes his way into the tower. To this day, there are no plans to finish construction of the Sathorn Unique. Due to its deteriorated state, it may never be completed.