High Rise Hong Kong

These Surreal Photos of Hong Kong's Aging Towers Aren't Doctored

High Rise Hong Kong

I came across the article (above) online and think it really portrays modern Hong Kong very well – some pretty mind blowing photos. For such a populated city Hong Kong is crammed in to a pretty small area, and if you can’t expand out then the next best thing is to expand up. As the article mentions, Hong Kong grew rapidly upwards following the Shek Kip Mei shanty-town fire on Christmas Day 1953 which left 50,000 plus homeless. The then governor, Alexander Grantham, launched a multi-storey housing program which has led to the city we see today.


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