China skyscrapers listed for online auction


In need of an unfinished skyscraper? To act quickly, and you might be able to get your hands on one in China.

A 156m (511ft) skyscraper in the Northern province of Shanxi were listed on Taobao, China’s largest e-commerce site, by a local court.

The 76,000 sqm repossessed the building goes on the block at the 2. January, with sky-high price of 553m yuan ($84m; £62m).

The Website said that online auctions have helped with transparency in the sale of real estate.

With the construction of the first building began in 2006 and was to be terminated as a result of 2011, according to Chinese state media outlet Xinhua.

However, the developer ran into financing troubles. The building was finally seized by the Shanxi Provincial Higher People’s Court.

Photos listed show up on the auction site, a construction, the completely loaded with a dimly lit Parking and floors with building materials.


The 39-storey building was first listed for the auction on 1. December, according to a court notice.Weird and wonderful

But this is not the first time, an unusual Element was listed for the auction on Taobao, told China’s equivalent of eBay.

Earlier this year, two Boeing 747 aircraft have been successfully auctioned on the site, go for a little more than 320 yuan.

A 28-storey building was also not sale put up for auction earlier this November for 219m yuan, although you.

Taobao auction page is dotted with notes of buildings for sale, shopping centers, hotels, but few are as striking as an unfinished high-rise building.

Most of these buildings are put up for auction of Chinese cuisine with almost every dish in China, the completion of the registration on Taobao since 2012.

“Online auctions help, transparency in legal matters, because all the information is there for all of us,” Lu Weixing, general manager of Alibaba’s auction business, the parent company of Taobao, said Xinhua.

So, if you are already planning ahead for next year’s Christmas gifts, not be too quick to rule out a dusty skyscraper.