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Old February 7th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #101
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"A MUST HAVE " for anyone interested in Kowloon or too just have the coolest book on the planet:

"City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City"
by Greg Girard, Ian Lambot
ISBN 1 873200 13 7
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It's a must have but it's not the coolest
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Old February 7th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #102
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What is the coolest?
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Old February 8th, 2006, 06:11 AM   #103
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HK has a walled city too??Wow, who made it? The ones in Manila are ALOT better IMO, and theyre very European.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 08:08 AM   #104
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HK has a walled city too??Wow, who made it? The ones in Manila are ALOT better IMO, and theyre very European.
Hong Kong had walled cities / fortress before the British had lease on it's terrotories.
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Old February 9th, 2006, 01:04 AM   #105
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I was going to ask the same thing about the lifts... there has to be at least a few in the middle of that place, somewhere!! maybe in the 14 story sections..
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Old February 9th, 2006, 05:30 AM   #106
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I was going to ask the same thing about the lifts... there has to be at least a few in the middle of that place, somewhere!! maybe in the 14 story sections..
From what I know, there are no lifts in the KWC, only stairs.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 09:31 PM   #107
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"A MUST HAVE " for anyone interested in Kowloon or too just have the coolest book on the planet:

"City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City"
by Greg Girard, Ian Lambot
ISBN 1 873200 13 7
Watermark Publications LTD, UK 2001
£210 on amazon.co.uk, it would have to be the greatest book ever

On a side note, KWC also appeared in the Street Fighter anime series
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Old February 24th, 2006, 05:00 AM   #108
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I've seen checking out the Street Fighter series and didn't pay attention to the KWC. Might as check it out again.
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Old February 26th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #109
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Wow amazing. what im wondering is how it survied that long, if a fire broke out, wouldnt it be uncontrollable?
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Old February 26th, 2006, 02:20 PM   #110
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Wow amazing. what im wondering is how it survied that long, if a fire broke out, wouldnt it be uncontrollable?
Definitely it would! But there haven't been any reports of a major fire in that area and if there were, I wouldn't know!
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Old March 7th, 2006, 06:34 AM   #111
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An aerial view of KWC

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Old March 7th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #112
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Each 'stack' an individual building or just a pile of slum construction?
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Some sources say this is the densest spot to have been inhabited by men in world's history.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 08:58 PM   #114
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:OMG: It looks realy poor What kind of buildings are there now (pictures please )
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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:33 AM   #115
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:OMG: It looks realy poor What kind of buildings are there now (pictures please )
This is the KWC today, it's now a park. The area is also surrounding by public housing estates. Also, the yamen is one of the few preserved from the original structures.

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Old October 18th, 2006, 01:35 AM   #116
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For anyone interested, I am getting an Urban Studies major at university and was recently researching KWC in the academic journals available online and found a great study on it in the Journal of Urban History. I'll have to read the fine print to see if I can post it here in excerpt or in its entireity. For those of you enrolled in university or with subscriptions, I found it through ProQuest or Expanded Academic.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 02:04 AM   #117
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I woul love to see some pics!
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Old October 18th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #118
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HK thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=190289

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It looks like a scrap heap. I stole this picture from SSP, where a certain forumer seems to be obsessed with it.

I think you could have leaped from rooftop to rooftop. Dense, yes, but not very tall at all. Probably its extreme density was due to overcrowding.



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Old October 18th, 2006, 06:23 AM   #119
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Are there any pictures of the KWC now?
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Old October 18th, 2006, 09:42 AM   #120
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it should be ruined!!!
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