How to get rid of a harbor

Spooky vision of what Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor might look like in the near future (poster spotted in the streets of Mong Kok the other day). These days, there is still quite a decent amount of water between Kowloon and the north shore of HK island. However, land reclamation and harbor shrinkage will of course steadily continue to provide more flat land to build on.

Didya know that Hong Kong’s original Victoria Harbor coastline once ran along what is now Queen’s Road East? Fucking eerie.

Hong Kong’s “relationship with the waterfront was always an awkward thing,” says Richard Marshall, an urban design director for the planning firm EDAW, who led a Harvard University study of the harbor in 2000. “It’s surprising, given the identity the waterfront has with Hong Kong.” – Time Magazine


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