三芝 Sanjhih
BAD NEWS
These buildings were torn down in Jan. 2009.



Sanjhih (in another romanization systems used in China, "Sanzhi") is a small town on the north coast of Taiwan. It's near Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

There is someone wrote a very nice article about the history of the UFO house in Sanjhih.
sofree.cc/truth-about-frp/
I tried to make a brief translation with my poor English:

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In late 70's, a keeper of a rubber company worked out the prototype of the UFO house using his own factory. He want to build a contemporary style holiday resort. However, the rubber company closed down in the energy crisis in 1980. The UFO houses that was just begining was sealed up by the bank. In that time, there was only foundation and FPR compoments.

In 1989, a development company bought the unfinished UFO houses. It costed 7~8 hundred million new Taiwan dollors. They planed to make it 5 stars resort hotel with the first yacht dock in the north coast of Taiwan. According their plan, the FPR UFO structure will be white, and there will be swimming pool and rockery in the garden

In the winter of 1989, almost a year after they reactivate, they decided to shutdown because of the dissension of the investors. The development company has inversted more then 1.5 hundred million in building it, but they didn't finished it. Then the buildings was abandoned untile now.
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There are many rumors about this place, but many of them are groundless and baseless. Such like the place is haunted or they found many dead body under there.

Recently, news reported that the Government order the development company to dismantle the houses before the end of October, or they will force to do it. The reason is that the ruins bring some problem of public security and cause damage to the look of the town.
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