Doomed abandoned ghostscraper twice as tall as the Shard left to rot

A massive skyscraper, double the size of The Shard, stands abandoned in China after construction was halted by authorities in Beijing.

In 2015, the construction of Goldin Finance 117 peaked at a height of 1,957 ft with a total of 128 floors.

Building work began in 2008 during a period of frantic competition between Chinese cities to build the most impressive mega project.

The visionary behind the Goldin Finance 117 project was Hong Kong-born billionaire Pat Sutong who had plans to transform downtown Tianjin in Northern China into an exclusive residential and business district

Sutong looked to market the new neighbour to the global super-rich with European-style manors, a polo club and a wine museum.

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Goldin Finance 117 itself would have boasted the highest observation deck in the world featuring a restaurant and wine bar.

However, the constriction stalled in 2010 as a result fo the Great Recession.

A year later the project was revived briefly before being shut down indefinitely following an order by the Chinese Communist Party banning all buildings above 1,640ft.

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Still standing unoccupied there have been some recent unsuccessful attempts at reviving the project

The tower has been placed up for sale but has attraction little interest so far.

As a result, the tower has now become the “world’s tallest ghostscraper”.

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