ONCE YOU SAW THEM – NOW YOU DON’T. CONSTRUCTED – 1978; DEMOLISHED BY 2010

The Sanzhi (UFO), reminiscent of a flying saucer were a set of abandoned and never completed pod-shaped buildings in the Sanjhih District of New Taipei, Taiwan. They were intended as a vacation resort and were marketed towards American military officers who’d be coming off their East Asian postings. However, the project was never completed by1980 due to investment losses, several car accident deaths, and suicides during construction. By 2010, all of the UFO houses had been demolished, and the site was to be converted into a commercial seaside resort and water park.