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Old January 14th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #1161
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It is an unexpected scene of Hongkong!!

I have thought most of Hongkong's landscape is a mass of corn offices and apartments on the narrow bottom of mountains... but this city also have matchbox apartments on the wide flat land like other Chinese cities.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 03:36 AM   #1162
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Old January 17th, 2008, 04:40 AM   #1163
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i know i shouldn't laugh but that is hilarious. Good point though man.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 05:44 AM   #1164
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It is an unexpected scene of Hongkong!!

I have thought most of Hongkong's landscape is a mass of corn offices and apartments on the narrow bottom of mountains... but this city also have matchbox apartments on the wide flat land like other Chinese cities.
We have alot of them. Even if you go around the centre part of HK Island we have our mid-rise old flats mixed with the skyscrapers.

Anyway, you should check out Kowloon Tong. Its a district for the old-rich right at the heart of the city. Its has that suburban feel mostly low-rise flats and some nice houses.

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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:08 AM   #1165
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We have alot of them. Even if you go around the centre part of HK Island we have our mid-rise old flats mixed with the skyscrapers.

Anyway, you should check out Kowloon Tong. Its a district for the old-rich right at the heart of the city. Its has that suburban feel mostly low-rise flats and some nice houses.

Actually, Hong Kong doesn't have that much in large swathes of empty land for urban development. In cities like Shanghai, the views from a high vantage point show a large urban expanse full of skyscrapers and urban developments. Those types of views are rare in Hong Kong due to local topography. The northern sections of New Territories are relatively flat, but mostly undeveloped, so there are pockets of skyscraper residentials but moreso surrounded by rather serene countryside with lowrise houses and greenery.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #1166
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Actually, Hong Kong doesn't have that much in large swathes of empty land for urban development. In cities like Shanghai, the views from a high vantage point show a large urban expanse full of skyscrapers and urban developments. Those types of views are rare in Hong Kong due to local topography. The northern sections of New Territories are relatively flat, but mostly undeveloped, so there are pockets of skyscraper residentials but moreso surrounded by rather serene countryside with lowrise houses and greenery.
Topography makes HK's skyline different but the city's topography is great. That's what makes HK's skyline unique. Rio De Janeiro has a similar topography to HK but they didn't plan their city the way HK did.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #1167
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Topography makes HK's skyline different but the city's topography is great. That's what makes HK's skyline unique. Rio De Janeiro has a similar topography to HK but they didn't plan their city the way HK did.
Every city out there has to consider topography for city planning. The constraint is no different to a flat city as to a hilly city. Flat cities adapt by using a grid (easy to do), while the brave ones like San Francisco maintain the grid despite a hilly landscape.

Medieval cities, although they don't use the grid system, still plan around their natural features. London back in the day was concentrated on the north side of the Thames.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 10:00 AM   #1168
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Every city out there has to consider topography for city planning. The constraint is no different to a flat city as to a hilly city. Flat cities adapt by using a grid (easy to do), while the brave ones like San Francisco maintain the grid despite a hilly landscape.

Medieval cities, although they don't use the grid system, still plan around their natural features. London back in the day was concentrated on the north side of the Thames.
Isn't that the was Shanghai was back in the days? The city was most concentrated north of The Huang Pu instead.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #1169
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Isn't that the was Shanghai was back in the days? The city was most concentrated north of The Huang Pu instead.
The Huangpu goes north-south, not east-west in the Shanghai area, and Shanghai's old part sprung up on the western shores.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #1170
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Old January 17th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #1171
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The Huangpu goes north-south, not east-west in the Shanghai area, and Shanghai's old part sprung up on the western shores.
Lets says the Puxi area. The Pudong areas wasn't as developed back then other than industrial/agricultural
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Old January 17th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #1172
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Lets says the Puxi area. The Pudong areas wasn't as developed back then other than industrial/agricultural
In fact, the names of the districts indicate the Huangpu divides the city east and west, not north and south. Puxi means 'west of the river' and Pudong means 'east of the river'.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #1173
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Old January 18th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #1174
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Ah, but the PC brigade will be onto you in a flash if you call anyone a retard.

"Patronising ****" is not yet on the PC-brigade radar.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #1175
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #1176
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HK at the moment
but in 5-10 I'm gonna say Brisbane, Australia
Only gotta couple of reasonable tallies but now with all the development goin on wif skyscrapers beong built and proposed left right and centre
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Old March 29th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #1177
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Old March 29th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #1178
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NYC baby NYC. got the best skyline day or night. you see manhattan & all those cable stayed, cantiliver bridges linking the island like that, its heaven on earth. literally.

Nothing beats "Da Greatest City in the World"

wait till freedom tower comes up.

HongKong ain't got nothing on NYC.
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NYC baby NYC. got the best skyline day or night. you see manhattan & all those cable stayed, cantiliver bridges linking the island like that, its heaven on earth. literally.

Nothing beats "Da Greatest City in the World"

wait till freedom tower comes up.

HongKong ain't got nothing on NYC.
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