When construction began 13 years ago, Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin was going to be the fifth tallest skyscraper ever built – today, it’s probably most well known as that building those daredevils on YouTube climbed.

Despite reaching its full height of 597 metres in 2015, the site was suddenly deserted shortly afterwards, and the project remains unfinished to this day.

With communication drying up in 2018 and no official word on when – or even if – the project will ever be completed, many have come to wonder how one of the world’s strongest economies with the fastest rate of urbanisation in history – become home to the World’s Tallest Ghostscraper?

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