PHOTO: A photo from the beginning of August shows residents looking on from a balcony covered with plants in their apartment
- The experimental project in Chengdu’s Qiyi City Forest Garden had manicured gardens on every balcony
- Only a handful of families have moved in because of an infestation of mosquitos, state media reported
- Eight towers have been overrun by plants without any tenants to care for them and invaded by mosquitos
An experimental green housing project in a Chinese megacity promised prospective residents life in a ‘vertical forest’, with manicured gardens on every balcony.
All 826 apartments were sold out by April this year, according to the project’s estate agent, but instead of a modern eco-paradise, the towers look like the set of a desolate, post-apocalyptic film.
Only a handful of families have moved into Chengdu’s Qiyi City Forest Garden because of an infestation of mosquitoes, state media have reported.
Drone photos show an aerial view of Qiyi City Forest Garden residential buildings complex in Chengdu, China
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