The condos/house (in China there is no term for “condo” apparently) buildings exhibit a beauty from afar in China, but then as you get closer you find the facade applied to the concrete form buildings doesn’t hold up quite so well and that the locations lose some of their allure when there’s laundry hanging out of every window (to be fair, even the most expensive palaces have laundry hanging out their window)*. Sometimes though there’s a real treat hanging out the window.
Here’s a Google shot of a building close to the location where I’m staying:
This building is, so far as I can tell, the highest condo tower in the city; so naturally the very highest floors will be held by an exclusive elite with the rest of the building populated by their hangers-on. Here’s an exterior shot: