[Excerpt] - Nouadhibou - A once prospering city. After a stock-market crash in the city, the entire place went bust. The city, now abandoned, is slowly being covered in sands. Increased spending lead to an increase in things people bought. With money they did not have. Millions of loans where taken out by the millions that lived there. Ones that could not be payed back. The banks essentially ran out of money. The city was deserted, going from. upwards of 5 million people, to less than 4,000. practically overnight. An estimate of 3,255 people still reside in the city. Those too poor to get out. The Nouadhibou stock market crash was felt around the world. In Gansbaai, aside from Nouadhibou, not so much. Other kingdoms in Gansbaai did not get hit this hard, mostly due to their poor stature, but it is definite that many countries will ---
The Nouadhibou Dijuibul. 4,600 ft (1,500m) tall. It now stands quiet. No one to tend to it. No one to live in it. The building, which was completed less than 2 months ago, is the tallest structure on the entire planet of Andonia. Despite it being abandoned. What will it be now? Aside from just a spire out of the sands to symbolize the cities once great prosperity.
The Quay. Nouadhibou's finest achievement. Gleaming skyscraper walls along pristinely clear canals. Now being reclaimed by the sands.
The city will slowly be taken back by the desert sands. Slowly...
The Port. Still being built. Now sits vacant. Filled to the brim with un-shipped goods, to remain there forever.
The Nouadhibou Crescent. A grand achievement for the city. A hotel on the water. Now destined to sink.
Construction was everywhere in the city. Mostly, along newly built roads in the middle of the desert. What now but piles of iron and glass standing. Alone.