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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #1621
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tear down the old ones and build new ones!
meh. Bit of a short sighted attitude I think. What of public heritage and conservation? The history and feeling of a past/togetherness that old buildings engender? Just look at the reaction to the Star Ferry pier or the plans for Graham street market in recent months. Might be a public outlash if too many of HK's old buildings are just torn down for developers profits.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #1622
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Are there any interesting old buildings left in Hong Kong?

And the old buildings in Kowloon were build in the 60's 70's and 80's of the last century, they were replacements for even older buildings and only profit for the developers.
The only problem that could occur is that the street scenes will change dramatically when lot's of the old buildings are demolished. The new developments probably won't have the small shops on the street level like the current buildings, it has to remain lively.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #1623
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that is the hong kong culture, all about forgetting and no history.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:51 PM   #1624
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that is the hong kong culture, all about forgetting and no history.
That's because there is no history to remember anymore (or hardly any) - so why not just go psycho and make it all new?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #1625
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #1626
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Where would they build them? There's not much, if any, free space.


Bionic tower if i remember was proposed on a new man-made island itself, hence it has to be in a reclaimed land


Something like the Mubarak tower in the proposed Silk City.

Anyway that was like ages ago, can't recall the detail clearly, but i am very sure this project has been proposed before. Not only in HK, but SH as well...
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #1627
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That's because there is no history to remember anymore (or hardly any) - so why not just go psycho and make it all new?
hong kong has history; but the hard evidents were destroyed. all those should have been preserved have been long gone now. that was the ideology of redevelopment, just took everything out and built something new; the result is no history. the ideology has been proven wrong. by going what you called "psycho," it's just a repeat of history.

i am not saying no existing buildings should be destroyed, a lot of them are in need to be repaired or even be replaced immediately. no one can save those structures in danger forever; and this is the only sustainable way to develop hong kong with limited amount of land. the problem i see here is Urban Renewal Authority is doing some big renewal projects too aggressively by tearing down and destroy the whole community and replace with a new one, like lei tung street in Wan Chai and the proposed one in central. even the hanoi road redevelopment project as well. community is something built up over years, not right a way. if URA can redevelop the neighbourhood building-by-building and maintain the community in-place; it would have been a lot better.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #1628
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great shots.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 04:44 PM   #1629
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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #1630
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The first shot with the plane heading towards IFC2 is a bit....urmm...disturbing.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #1631
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HAhaha!!! This pictures would be not far from true, if Kai Tak were still "alive"
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Old September 6th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #1632
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BTW Even the huge A-380 looks sooo small in this space...
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #1633
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meh. Bit of a short sighted attitude I think. What of public heritage and conservation? The history and feeling of a past/togetherness that old buildings engender? Just look at the reaction to the Star Ferry pier or the plans for Graham street market in recent months. Might be a public outlash if too many of HK's old buildings are just torn down for developers profits.
I didn't say tear down ALL of the old ones. But a city needs to continue changing and progressing.

And I'm not saying they should be torn down for developers profits, I just think that HK right now is far from the ideal, and there's so much more to be done.

Balance, i think, is the keyword here.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #1634
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WOW ! Very impressive pics !!! full personality in those views...
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:27 AM   #1635
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great photos,just shows you advanced buildings and planes, but still a bit chilling.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 03:35 PM   #1636
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the first pic kinda remides me of 9/11.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #1637
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Well, hope it never happens there! Or somewhere else!
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #1638
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yes of course. hope it will not happen anymore.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #1639
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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN ICC WILL START TO RISE AGAIN AFTER THE MECHANICAL FLOORS AND HOW HIGH WILL IT BE WHEN I VISIT FOR CHINESE
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Old September 8th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #1640
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Not a clue.

A wee bit off topic, but the Elements Mall is due to open October 2008, according to advertisements plastered around Central Star Ferry Pier, which by the way, I'm begging to warm to (at night anyway).
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