They look as if they’ve risen out of the desert itself in some strange, dystopian world. There are no trees, no cars, no bus stops, no parks, no playgrounds, no people. Just the towers. In a barren landscape 50km outside of Iran’s capital city
The plan was to build a readymade community equipped with public transportation, hospitals schools and even parks in the barren landscape. Little thought was given to the ecological conditions and it soon came to light that “some 200,000 units lacked access to water, heating and sewage systems”. Add in skyrocketing inflation rates in a struggling economy and it wasn’t long before the developers halted the project mid-construction.
The colossal Mehr Housing project in Pardis, near Tehran, once part of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s vision to built 17 new cities to house the country's poorest citizens, now a semi-abandoned ghost townhttps://t.co/F82iKTeUN9 pic.twitter.com/C3jss8ssdU— Irène DB (@UrbanFoxxxx) June 15, 2019