'CLONE CITIES': Welcome to the deserted German city outside of Shanghai?
Anting was conceived by the architectural firm of Albert Speer & Partner (yes, the son of that Albert Speer). Despite low housing costs, this community's isolation dissuades tenants from moving there. Indeed, this is the same problem that plagues places like Ordos City and the sprawling and empty New South China Mall.
In the case of Anting German Town, it is surrounded by industrial parks — a single road links it to nearby city of Anting. This model city is further hobbled by awful infrastructure (for example, the post office is finished but unopened), pollution, unfinished apartment buildings left to rot, and crappy feng shui.