Sathorn Unique is an abandoned skyscraper and ghost tower in the Thai capital city Bangkok. It was supposed to be a premium luxury apartment complex with 47 floors plus the ground floor and the garage level, which would make it 49 floors and with a height of 185 meters. Take a look at these 50 urbex pictures of Sathorn Unique.
The Sathorn Unique skyscraper was designed by an architect Rangsan Torsuwan and project started in 1990 when Thailand’s economy was booming. It was built to 80% completion during the 90’s but, in 1997, the Asian economic crisis put a very abrupt end to construction, leaving the city’s swankiest building a skeleton.
In 1998 Bangkok’s real estate market collapsed, and many of the building projects came to a crashing halt, including Sathorn Unique 49-story tower. Most of these buildings have since been completed as the economy recovered, but Sathorn Unique still remains abandoned since then.
The Sathorn Unique has an eerie feel, with exposed infrastructure giving it a post-apocalyptic look. Urbex pictures captured dusty hallways flooded with puddles of standing water, construction equipment, old shoes, broken toilet and electrical wires.
Most of the time the locals are referring to the build as the Ghost Tower and they believe that the building is haunted. The Sathorn Unique reappeared in the news in December 2014, when the body of a Swedish backpacker was found hanged on the 43rd floor.
It is far more difficult to get into Sathorn Ghost Tower in 2022 than it was just a few years ago. Aside from a few lights, the building is mostly dark and without electricity. Urban explorers say that the property being totally locked up by security guards. A fence made of corrugated tin now surrounds the tower, and there’s plenty of signs indicating that trespassers will be prosecuted.
Thanks to urban explorers who made these stunning pictures. A big thanks to Ben Perek, please follow his instagram for more content. We also couldn’t have pulled this off without Florian Blümm.
Photos of Sathorn Unique
How To Get To The Unique Tower
Sathorn Unique Tower is off Charoen Krung Road, between Sois 51 and 53, in Bangkok’s Sathon District. It sits roughly opposite Wat Yan Nawa and is near the end of Sathon Road, where Taksin Bridge and the Saphan Taksin Station of the BTS Skytrain are located. Take the Silom line to Saphan Taksin and the Sathorn Unique is clearly visible from the station, just a couple of minutes walk away.