Planned as a high-rise condominium complex, It is now among the most prominent of Bangkok’s many derelict buildings, and has become a destination for urban explorers.
The Sathorn Unique was planned as a 47 storey luxury condominium tower with 600 units and developed by Rangsan Torsuwan, a prominent architect and real estate developer who also designed Sathorn Unique’s sister building, the State Tower. The project was launched in 1990 but was halted during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, when it was already about 80 percent complete.
The building has become known as an urban exploration destination, and has also received attention from international visitors. There are several superstitions surrounding the building held by people in the nearby communities. Some believe the building is haunted, as the land upon which it sits is probably a former graveyard.
Featured Image: Sathorn Unique Tower is an unfinished skyscraper / Image: Jonathan Burr