Top 10 Modern Day Ruins

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We travel around the world to see ancient ruins in all their glory and wonder about times long gone, yet there are plenty of modern day ruins that we barely ever think about. For various reasons, these once impressive and ambitious projects were abandoned at some point, turning into veritable ruins by all standards. Most of these ruins have an intriguing background, while others were supposed to make an impact on the world somehow. Long story short, here are the 10 most notable modern day ruins.

9Fordlandia

Henry Ford is a man famous for re-investing the motor vehicle. In Brazil, the founder of the Ford Motor company is not fondly remembered especially in the Brazilian rainforest. In 1928, the Ford motor company invested heavily in the establishment of a rubber plantation in the Brazilian rainforest. Though the company’s intent was economical, Ford’s personal motives were not. During the day workers worked in the plantation, and at night became residents of an American style town. This was Ford’s idea of bringing civilization to this backward part of the world. However, the Brazilian workers loathed being forced to dress like American town folks and the Company subsequently sold the establishment to the Brazilian government for $250,000. The town dubbed Fordlandia stands to this day in the rainforest.

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