With a population of 149,000 people Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia. However, it greatly suffered the terrible earthquake of 1988. In order to help the homeless, those suffering as of consequence to the disastrous earthquake, the Soviet Government decided to build a new residential area called Mush; a fairly large area next to the city. Construction started in 1989 but was never finished. Mush is very near to the city centre. One only has to travel ten minutes from the centre to find him/her in this dreadful wilderness of dead buildings. In Mush the ghostly specter of Modernism is ever present. It is a specter because the modernist construction was never finished. In Armenia Modernism will never completely go away, because it never fully arrived. Residential buildings and areas were increasingly pushed out to the suburbs and outskirts of cities and forgotten. To this day they are paid little or no attention. They have been left at mercy of time and weather and some day they will fade away. But before they do so, they stand as a silent reminder of certain truths. When one stands in the centre of Mush and observes the buildings that have failed to fulfill their function one can’t stop thinking of the bright future that was intended for them and the utopian aura that these buildings carry within themselves.