Chinese High-Rises

In chinese culture, the number four is unlucky. Therefore, high-rises in China will not have the fourth, fourteenth or forty fourth floor. These buttons are often missing in elevators. If a building has that floor, then the apartments are extremely discounted. Eddie saw this in his family’s apartment building in Jilian, China.

? sì 4
? s? death
In Chinese, the words for “four” and “death” are homophonous. Therefore the number is often associated with bad luck. The superstition associating death with bad luck is common.