台中廢墟：千越大樓 Abandoned Taichung: Qianyue Building
千越大樓是台灣最著名的廢棄建築之一。 在台灣第二大城市台中中區的心臟地帶發現它真是令人驚訝。屋頂的3層飛碟型的塔樓曾經是卡拉OK吧，可360度欣賞全景。 現在大樓散布着各種街頭藝術家噴繪的彩色塗鴉。… Continue reading
The Qianyue Building is one of the most well-known abandoned buildings in Taiwan. Located only a few minutes from Taichung Station, it is astonishing to find it in the heart of central Taichung, the second largest city in Taiwan.
The 3-storey UFO-like tower at the roof was once a Karaoke bar with a 360-degree panaramic view of the city. Most of the building is now splattered with colorful graffiti spray-painted by various street artists.
Over the years, many urban explorers have come to explore for free, and many curious people have come to take pictures and post on social media. Recently, some so-called “artists” started to charge NT$100 for admissions. Those who did not agree were driven away with a baseball bat. Suspected hooliganism.
This mixed-use commercial and residential high-rise was originally built in the 1970s. The place was a home to huge department store, restaurants, night clubs, and karaoke around the 80s, but it didn’t last long. By the 90s, majority of the business owners have left, along with the residents. In 2005, a fire broke out in a dance club on the 7th floor and that put an end to the commercial life of the building.