Since Chinese President Xi Jinping launched his massive crackdown on corruption in 2012, a number of “tigers,” corrupt senior officials, have been ousted. Many unfinished construction projects these officials were involved in have now come to light. The once-powerful officials were able to overpower academic and public resistance to the construction projects, many of which are vanity projects ratified in haste because of personal preference and a lack of professional expertise. The majority of the projects ultimately led to the officials’ fall from grace, due to their corrupt collusion with businessmen. In many cases, ousted officials’ successors have deliberately drawn a line under these unfinished projects, and exactly how to deal with them will now be a test of the wisdom of China’s policymakers.