Archinect - News 2014-11-01T08:45:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/94911890/ordos-in-2014-brave-city-of-the-future Ordos in 2014 - "Brave City of The Future" Nam Henderson 2014-03-05T00:06:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T00:06:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0cq5j8h2wdsluwf4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ordos fell away beneath us: a wide, sweeping wasteland of empty towers and silent, disused streets. ...The odd car moved slowly along the main road, where it looped around the centre of Kangbashi to cross the Ordos bridge, and out towards Dongsheng &ndash; but for the most part, from this height, Kangbashi looked like a model city; its radical architecture reduced to novelty ornaments, its unfinished towers scattered like broken bricks across a sandpit.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last year Darmon Richter had a chance to visit Inner Mongolia. He now offers a closer look at the bizarre, ghost metropolis of Ordos.</p><p>h/t @<a href="http://twitter.com/sevensixfive/status/440970618465300480" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sevensixfive</a></p>