China's "Ghost Capitol Building" Has Been Overrun By Vagrant Food Vendors

An impressive replica of the US Capitol Building has stood dormant in the city of Wuhan for several years now, similar to some extent to the original in Washington in its effectiveness. Originally intended to be used as a luxury hotel, construction halted after financing for the building dried up, and now, perhaps portending the future of American politics, China's Capitol Building has become a makeshift home to wandering food vendors in the area.

Via Shanghaiist.com

An impressive replica of the US Capitol Building has stood dormant in the city of Wuhan for several years now, becoming a makeshift home to wandering food vendors in the area.

 

The building features five floors and is configured in a U-shape, remaining faithful to many of the design elements of the original, namely the domed roof and Romanesque columns.

Originally intended to be used as a luxury hotel, construction halted after financing for the building dried up. It has now spent the past few years falling into a state of disrepair.

 

The building has not gone to waste, however, with vagrant food vendors now taking residence inside the edifice and local residents using the courtyard to grow vegetables.

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Perhaps Washington should take up some of these more productive uses of their own Capitol?

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