The Sathorn ghost tower
Does the Sathorn ghost tower haunt the Bangkok zeitgeist? Like the specter of homelessness, madness, and death – a dark reminder of what might befall the unfortunate, the foolish, and the weak? It’s hard to overlook the carcass looming in the Chao Phraya skyline, both attracting & deflecting attention, like a tragic accident or roadkill… But are these deathly metaphors missing something else? Is there a story of strength and power in its bearing, its endurance and unwillingness to fall? In it’s incompleteness and abandonment, Sathorn Unique is nevertheless monumental.
– Sathorn notes, 2012