Kowloon Walled City.....
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...ection-low.jpg
More pictures available at: http://www.deconcrete.org/2010/03/30...state-kowloon/
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!
My only complaint would be the inadequate representation of kung fu fighting.
that is one crazy loaded pic.