The United Arab Emirates’ pre-planned < strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Masdar City is supposed to be a shining beacon of technology between its clean energy and automated cars. However, it has hit a few roadblocks, including the financial crisis from the last decade — and the result is less of a Utopia and more of a ghost town. If you need proof, < strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Quartier Libre has posted an eerie video tour (below) of Masdar as it stood this summer. With just a few thousand residents, many of the buildings and high-tech facilities sit unused; it’s as if everyone suddenly went on vacation. The city should be more welcoming once it’s completed sometime after 2020, but for now it’s not exactly a tourist’s dream. Not unless you really enjoy haunted houses, that is.
[Image credit: Jan Seifert, Flickr]
Via: The Verge
Source: Quartier Libre (Vimeo)0