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Old November 21st, 2008, 09:40 AM   #1341
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Awesome pictures! This tower is incredible, I especially like the bottom half's design. Looks great at night.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:16 AM   #1342
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They must redevelope that area soon.

Such a nice tower, with this kind of neigbours?



It's actually a good thing that there's no redevelopment yet. It is in the older areas that you can find 'culture'. In Hong Kong you get a mix of poorer people living with richer people. This creates harmony and diversity in the society. I'm not against redevelopment, but all I am saying is that there is no problem with not redeveloping these buildings.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 10:43 AM   #1343
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This tower looks great day and night.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:23 AM   #1344
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The tower is really awesome
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Old November 25th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #1345
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Beautiful tower!
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Old November 25th, 2008, 04:01 AM   #1346
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Old November 25th, 2008, 05:04 AM   #1347
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how long does a building have to be completed before it gets taken out of this category/forum?
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Old November 25th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #1348
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Lol i see nina tower has overstayed its welcome. if only the icc thread was more active though
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Old November 25th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #1349
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It's actually a good thing that there's no redevelopment yet. It is in the older areas that you can find 'culture'. In Hong Kong you get a mix of poorer people living with richer people. This creates harmony and diversity in the society. I'm not against redevelopment, but all I am saying is that there is no problem with not redeveloping these buildings.
Is that area around Nina Tower like this? Or just somme old, ugly, commie-like rezidencial?

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Old November 25th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #1350
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Is that area around Nina Tower like this? Or just somme old, ugly, commie-like rezidencial?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2419/...d65b2f_b_d.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/...e88994_o_d.jpg
Well is it just me, or the area in the pics is just some old, ugly, commie-like "rezidencial" with some commercial activities at the road level?
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Old November 25th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #1351
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Well is it just me, or the area in the pics is just some old, ugly, commie-like "rezidencial" with some commercial activities at the road level?
What's so funny?
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Old November 27th, 2008, 04:31 AM   #1352
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Same idea, although Mong Kok (as pictured) is much livelier due to its central location.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 04:40 AM   #1353
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Nice building.

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Is that area around Nina Tower like this? Or just somme old, ugly, commie-like rezidencial?

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Woooow!!!
lots of signs!
(and lots of people)
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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #1354
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What's so funny?
the fact that a few glittering signs can turn old commieblocks into something else in the eyes of some. I find it funny indeed.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 02:41 AM   #1356
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There is retail underneath the majority of housing estates (superblocks). While some may have some preconceived conception of slum-like housing tenements... there is nothing of the sort in Hong Kong. Who ever said these older areas have "culture" are very correct. They often have established stores and restaurants operated by the same family for many generations. You won't find repetitive chain stores here, but rather stores which are unique and have withstood the test of time. It is in these established neighbourhoods where there is a real sense of community. Super blocks are usually vibrant and well connected through public transit.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #1357
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guys, another completed supertall. lets move it
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Old November 28th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #1358
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There is retail underneath the majority of housing estates (superblocks). While some may have some preconceived conception of slum-like housing tenements... there is nothing of the sort in Hong Kong. Who ever said these older areas have "culture" are very correct. They often have established stores and restaurants operated by the same family for many generations. You won't find repetitive chain stores here, but rather stores which are unique and have withstood the test of time. It is in these established neighbourhoods where there is a real sense of community. Super blocks are usually vibrant and well connected through public transit.
Well but then ALL old commieblocks have "culture" and history (by definition), and "have withstood the test of time"(unless they crumbled of course), "there is a sense of community" there, and so on. The fact that some shops will make them "vibrant" is something that cannot influence the quality of life inside the apartments, I guess. The building on the left in the second pic is butt ugly and run down, there's no denying it. This is not to say I wish for it to be demolished and the people inside relocated, only I can't help noticing it.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #1359
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jesus, ive been on this site for a while and i never saw this work of art! Beautifully designed
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Old November 30th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #1360
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guys, another completed supertall. lets move it
yes, move it to the DN archives.

for all who don't know, here's the ROT thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=648381
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