A German Ghost Town in the Heart of China

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Une ville fantôme allemande en Chine

Thames Town dans la banlieu de Shangai © AFP PHOTO /STR

Half-timbered buildings and medieval romance — that’s what the Chinese wanted. But the architecture firm Speer thought it knew better, and built a modern German residential quarter on the outskirts of Shanghai. Now that it is complete, though, nobody wants to live there. Even Oktoberfest was cancelled.

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