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Sanzhi UFO houses

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Matti Suuronen
 
location Sanzhi
function hotel
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The UFO houses were constructed in the beginning of 1978. They were intended as a vacation resort in a part of the northern coast adjacent to Tamsui, and were marketed towards U.S. military officers coming from their East Asian postings. However, the project was abandoned in 1980 due to investment losses and several car accident deaths during construction, which is said to have been caused by the unfortuitous act of bisecting the Chinese dragon sculpture located near the resort gates for widening the road to the buildings. Other stories indicated that the site was the former burial ground for Dutch soldiers. The pod-like buildings became a minor tourist attraction due in part to their unusual architecture. The structures have since been subject of a film, used as a location by MTV for cinematography, photographed by people, and become a subject in online discussions, described as a ghost town or "ruins of the future"

 

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Sanzhi UFO houses
Address
Fuhai Road
Taiwan
Public access unknown!
This project is part of 1 guide taiwan by antondegruyl
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Completion 1978
ArchitectMatti Suuronen
Client Hung Kuo Group
 
Project ID 10315
Latitude/Longitude 25°15'38N 121°28'38E
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