"living in a sky" Hong Kong Favorite Tip by picek

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  • along just another huge construction site - Hong Kong
      along just another huge construction site
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Favorite thing: It is simply amazing how things are built in Hong Kong. Especially when you speak of those residental buildings, very thin and very tall, its roofs touching the sky ... How many thousands can live there? At some level we speak of the most densely populated areas in the world.

I went for a walk on the Canton road, west of Nathan road in Kowloon where this pic was taken - near newely reclaimed from the sea area (where huge construction sites are and new skyscrapers and stuff).

What never fails to amaze by cities of such scale is the growth along vertical line together with material, work force and energy used. And how much that one single buidling consumes, especially in electricity terms and waste production. And then... how much of land is actually saved for other uses when we are to live in heights, far from the soil. Really, you should go and see...

Fondest memory: Actually, there must be great views in the highest of floors in the building.

The third photo: see the field of huge construction site in one of the sites near centre. New growing next to old, they're bound to live in symbiosis.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 21, 2010
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