Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea’s dictatorship started work on this 105 story hotel a few years after the country was plagued by massive famine.
For a full 16 years the North Korean leadership regime ignored the hotel.
In 2008 the hotel was coated in $150 million worth of glass.
Foreign guests have revealed that while the exterior now looks complete, much of its interior is still abandoned.
Sanzhi UFO Houses – San Zhi, Taiwan
Spaceships or homes? These units were originally built in 1978 with the intent of selling them to US military officers.
Funding dried up and there were some car accidents that cast an ugly shadow over the futuristic looking homes.
Work was halted in 1980 before the real estate venture could even really get off the ground.