China built a ridiculously science fictional museum in a city where…

Remember Ordos City, that ritzy urban planning project in the Gobi Desert where most people can't afford to live? Design firm MAD Architects recently completed the blob-like local museum. I repeat — the Chinese government commissioned a museum that looks sort of like a bashful Shai-Hulud in a chichi desert ghost town.… » 12/13/11 2:55pm 12/13/11 2:55pm

Nobody is still living in China's chichi ghost city

Remember the Chinese ghost city of Ordos? After visiting this unpopulated metropolis (which was built for one-million residents) in 2009, Al-Jazeera went back to find that even though Ordos was still mostly unoccupied, construction kept chugging along. But why? » 9/11/11 7:30am 9/11/11 7:30am