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An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City | Colossal Architecture Drawings, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Kowloon Walled City, Colossal Art, Walled City, Modern Crafts, Cross Section, Architecture Drawing

The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was built gradually—building on top of building—over time. Without a single architect, the ungoverned and most densely populated district became a haven for drugs, crime and prostitution until it was demolished in 1993. Photo documentation of the site exists but for the most part much of the inner-workings of the city remained a mystery. Perhaps due to its proximity, Japan, in particular, developed a keen interest towards Kowloon. Its demolition in 1993…

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Kowloon Walled City | The City's dozens of alleyways were of… | Flickr Kowloon Walled City, Town Building, Walled City, Urban City, Urban Environment, Urban Spaces, City Aesthetic, Urban Landscape, Abandoned Places

The City's dozens of alleyways were often only 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) wide, and had poor lighting and drainage.[18] An informal network of staircases and passageways also formed on upper levels, which was so extensive that one could travel north to south through the entire City without ever touching solid ground.[4] cyborganthropology.com/Kowloon_Walled_City

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The Ancient City of Ping Yao is an outstanding example of a Han Chinese city of the Ming and Qing dynasties (14th-20th centuries) that has retained all its features to an exceptional degree.  The Ping Yao region has been settled by humans since Neolithic times. There has been an urban settlement on the site since at least the Western Zhou dynasty, as it was fortified with earthen ramparts during the reign of King Xuan (827-782 BC). Chinese Architecture, China Architecture, Visit Argentina, Chinese Wall, Stone Architecture, Walled City, Watch Tower, Travel Articles, Literature Art

Throughout history city walls were made as protection from the enemy. They were usually massive structures, punctuated with guard towers. Some were built on hills, making invasions more difficult, while others fronted seas and oceans to protect the towns from invaders in ships or, in some cases, pir

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