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Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:10 PM   #6781
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 09:27 PM   #6782
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 03:20 AM   #6783
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 05:01 AM   #6784
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 07:10 AM   #6785
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 08:07 AM   #6786
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 09:05 PM   #6787
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 09:13 PM   #6788
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 09:47 PM   #6789
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what's up with that slum section on the left? Canton's version of the Kowloon walled city?
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Old January 24th, 2015, 12:54 AM   #6790
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what's up with that slum section on the left? Canton's version of the Kowloon walled city?
Chinese reality. During the night everything is bright and shiny. On a typical day not so much ...
The skyline is still great tough.
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Old January 24th, 2015, 01:21 AM   #6791
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Old January 24th, 2015, 02:29 AM   #6792
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what's up with that slum section on the left? Canton's version of the Kowloon walled city?
These are 'urban villages' built as semi-legal settlements during the 80s -90s Wild Wild East boom. Most are being torn down and being replaced with more contemporary housing, but there are efforts to preserve them, especially as they're pedestrian only to boot. Basically the kinds of place the famed Chinese streetlife takes hold, between 'handshake blocks', so close together neighbours can reach over. Narrow alleys teeming with life, where traditional urbanism follows the pace of life lived out on the street - they're unique to modernism, and imo should be protected:


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Old January 24th, 2015, 04:09 AM   #6793
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I actually like them. They are full of life and thrive with street level activity!
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Old January 24th, 2015, 12:38 PM   #6794
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Yep there's something to be said about informal architecture.

Retro-fitted it can be just another fully functional part of the city fabric:



With it's own aesthetic



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They are a photographer's dream. This is where you go if you want to see a real Chinese community, and a lesson in urbanism.










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Old January 24th, 2015, 01:20 PM   #6795
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Old January 24th, 2015, 01:50 PM   #6796
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Old January 24th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #6798
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NY is so amazing.

I actually think Chicago is really, really underrated. People are always comparing it to Toronto, Singapore, KL or Bangkok but I think it blows those cities out of the water, by size (obviously) and aesthetics.

It doesn't help that development is slow there at the moment.
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NY is so amazing.

I actually think Chicago is really, really underrated. People are always comparing it to Toronto, Singapore, KL or Bangkok but I think it blows those cities out of the water, by size (obviously) and aesthetics.

It doesn't help that development is slow there at the moment.
I thought Chicago had a few interesting new skyscrapers go up in the past few years?
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