Film­mak­er Charles Lan­ce­plaine cap­tures apoc­a­lyp­tic-look­ing footage of a group of pros skat­ing Ordos, a north­ern Chi­nese city filled with office tow­ers, gov­ern­ment build­ings, sports fields, the­aters, muse­ums, con­dos, and sprawl­ing sub­di­vi­sions, but almost no peo­ple. Soar­ing prop­er­ty prices have kept res­i­dents and busi­ness­es away from a city meant to accom­mo­date mil­lions by 2010.

[Via: Charles Lan­ce­plaine]