Tucked awayfrom tourists and sitting behind a sign that reads “strictly no entrance beyond this point,” an abandoned shopping mall hides from view. Once standing as an 11 story building, the “New World” shopping mall in Bangkok was partially demolished to meet the city’s building codes that imposed a 4 story limit.
In 1999, the remaining 4 floors were burned, tragically as a result of suspected arson. Consequently, there were several casualties, and the building has been vacant ever since. Theroofless remains of the structure eventually became home to a flooded basement, and…
“At some point in the early 2000’s an unknown person began introducing a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species. The small population of fish began to thrive and the result is now a self-sustained, and amazingly populated urban aquarium.”
Photographer Jesse Rockwell snuck in to capture an amazing view of thenewNew World shopping mall, home to an extraordinaryamount of life.
Source: Jesse Rockwell’s blog, Taste of the Road