Monday, October 28, 2013

Well, this is one way to avoid the smog

China's excess capacity of new construction is really starting to hit epic levels.  Despite the claims of 90% home ownership by the government, anyone with eyes can see they have built housing far in excess of their current needs.

In one particular city in China with about 800,000 residents (roughly the size of San Francisco) there are 200,000 units for sale!!!

However, the latest entry into the "all that looks like glass may not be glass" contest is this building in Qingdao province.

A new high-rise residentail apartment building in Qingdao, China with fake windows that were painted onto the walls.

Looks great, right?

Well, upon further inspection we notice that all of those windows on the brown facade are....... well, let's go to the photo evidence.

"Fake windows" painted onto the exterior walls of a new high-rise apartment building in Qingdao, China.

Yep, that's right, painted on!  Who needs actual air when you can enjoy simulated breezes next to your concrete windows?

To be fair, it does appear as though each apartment does have windows and balconies, but the painted windows are there just to give the building that special touch of class it was missing before. :)

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