Saturday, 16 June 2012

Clearing the urban jungle

The 'illegal structures' on the roof of a building in the North Point-Quarry Bay area have been demolished.
Rumour has it that the entire building is soon to come down as the area is in metamorphosis.
Although living conditions in these rooftop shanties are very bad, I can't help but feel a twinge of nostalgia for the disappearance of this urban ecosystem. I also wonder where the people have gone.

Luckily, I got some 'before and after' shots, for the record. The 'before' shots were taken in June 2011, the 'after' almost a year later (click to enlarge):

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My first 'Hidden HK' page for Time Out featured a study of these the rooftop dwellings.
Here's a retrospective peek (click to enlarge):






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