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Old July 12th, 2007, 12:11 PM   #1861
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We'll see what happens when Union Square is connected to WKCD and when things get built on the space between Kowloon station and West Kowloon station (which is actually due East of Kowloon station...)
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Old July 13th, 2007, 06:13 AM   #1862
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Don't look at individual buildings in isolation, since Causeway Bay as a district has plenty of street-level retail embedded with residential buildings upstairs. The newer districts are particularly problematic with enhancing streetscapes, namely the private estates in Tseung Kwan O, Union Square (extremely bad), and Olympian City.
That reminds me, I was thinking of Wanchai's CBD. When I walk through there's not much street activity happening compared to Central.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #1863
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That reminds me, I was thinking of Wanchai's CBD. When I walk through there's not much street activity happening compared to Central.
Check out the tram line (Johnston Road) and Hennessy Road.

Central dies off at night once the workers go home. There are more residentials in Wan Chai so it's a little busier. Plus there are some clubs on a few side streets so it can get quite noisy late into the night.

There is also a large outdoor open-air wet market in Wan Chai.
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Old July 13th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #1864
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Old July 13th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #1865
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This is what I'm talking about here. You got a nice skyline in the background and the port in the foreground. I like seeing these kinds of shots. Other cities that can produce these kinds of shots would be Singapore, New York or Tokyo
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Old July 13th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #1866
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That reminds me, I was thinking of Wanchai's CBD. When I walk through there's not much street activity happening compared to Central.
Wanchai does not have a CBD nor is Wanchai a CBD of HK.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 01:59 AM   #1867
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Old July 16th, 2007, 06:19 AM   #1868
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Check out the tram line (Johnston Road) and Hennessy Road.

Central dies off at night once the workers go home. There are more residentials in Wan Chai so it's a little busier. Plus there are some clubs on a few side streets so it can get quite noisy late into the night.

There is also a large outdoor open-air wet market in Wan Chai.
I was talking the area within Wanchai's waterfront where Central Plaza is.

Rach, I just look at this area as a CBD since there are concentration of office towers within it.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:04 AM   #1869
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I was talking the area within Wanchai's waterfront where Central Plaza is.

Rach, I just look at this area as a CBD since there are concentration of office towers within it.
Check out the plaza in front of the HKCEC extension. It's a very popular attraction for mainland tourists.

The concept of a CBD within a district like Wanchai is very foreign to local HKers.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #1870
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I was talking the area within Wanchai's waterfront where Central Plaza is.

Rach, I just look at this area as a CBD since there are concentration of office towers within it.
You do realise "CBD" stands for Central Business District right?
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You do realise "CBD" stands for Central Business District right?
Yes but there are alot of cities that have more than one CBD like New York for example. HK is one of them, not all concentration of office buildings and commercial areas are within Central
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #1872
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Then it becomes a business district, not a central business district surely?
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #1873
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Yes but there are alot of cities that have more than one CBD like New York for example. HK is one of them, not all concentration of office buildings and commercial areas are within Central
A Central Business District would not have all the city's commercial buildings.

Hong Kong's financial district is concentrated, although there are attempts to decentralize it. The financial services industry, which forms a major backbone of the economy, has its heart in Central. Period.
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I call dibs on full stop.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #1875
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Nice Tokyo pano from the Japanese forum
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Old July 17th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #1876
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Like that Tokyo pano. BTW the buildings in the foreground are public housing or "danchis" right?
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Old July 17th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #1877
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Seoul - quite a large skyline :











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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #1878
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One thing, Seoul is pretty dense
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Old July 17th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #1879
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Seoul is actually not that dense. It is spread out, but it has a very large mix of densities. Midrises and lowrises dominate the landscape just across the hill from the historic centre, while the skyline is split between the historic part in Chung-gu and the newer part in Gangnam.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #1880
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Before, the tallest buildings were on Youido but a three residential complex surpassed the Youido scrapers.
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