View Full Version : Kowloon Walled City.....

01-04-2011, 12:01 PM
Kowloon Walled City was an enclave in Hong Kong that came about through diplomatic disputes between Great Britain and China (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kowloon_Walled_City). For much of its existence, the city was not clearly claimed or ruled by either government, leading to a space in which there were no planning or zoning laws and little to no regulation. Demolished in the early 90's due to concerns about sanitation and crime, the City was a densely packed multistory hive with narrow twisting walkways and with large sections of its lower levels never receiving any sunlight.

A Japanese team was able to document the city before its demolition and do an amazing cross section of it: http://www.deconcrete.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Kowloon-Cross-section-low.jpg

More pictures available at: http://www.deconcrete.org/2010/03/30/un-real-estate-kowloon/

01-04-2011, 12:26 PM
That's incredible! Thanks for posting! What an amazing x section drawing, showing all of life's stories. Have some rep as a thank you!

:: edit :: heh, check out the strip club!

See if you can find the couple...erm enjoying themselves elsewhere in the picture!

01-07-2011, 02:42 AM
My only complaint would be the inadequate representation of kung fu fighting.

01-07-2011, 04:18 AM
that is one crazy loaded pic.