Yujiapu is a large scale construction project in Tianjin, China. The district is envisioned to be a leading business center of Northeast China, as well as a center for global trade and finance. Yujiapu draws inspiration from Manhattan, New York with regards to city planning, architecture and its iconic skyline. Although the district was scheduled for completion in 2014, many of the high-rise buildings are still unfinished. The past years have seen a slowdown of construction activity, some of the sites have become abandoned. Many of Yujiapu`s skyscrapers are empty, with no sign of tenants. When the night falls, the traffic stops, and the city gets dark and deserted. It is only street lights and LED decoration that illuminate the buildings. The windows are dark, the buildings seem to be “hibernated”, bearing a resemblance to maquettes. Standing still in a state between idea and functionality the buildings appears to be idiosyncratic products of the cult of growth and development.