Hong Kong, The City Without Ground, via Atlanta Cities:
“There are now miles of walkways and usable space that create connections throughout some of the most crowded and central areas of the city. “It’s bits of private development, bits of public development, a little bit of city streets, a little bit of foot bridge, a little bit of train station, corporate lobby, hotel, et cetera, all kind of strung together ad hoc into a continual civic space,” Solomon says.”
If one property owner or the government were to shut down its segment, the system would cease to function. So no one does and the crowds continue to flow. And overflow.
The maps of walkways are crazy. It’s hard to imagine how anyone could navigate them.
Amazing aerial shots of this incredibly vertical city:
Vintage Video from Hong-Kong in 1938 (via Gadling)
Look out for the “sedan” chairs (at 4:05) and the electric cable tram to the Peak (at 7:13).
Photo: joshDubya from the top of the Peak
+ A bonus photo: another night time shot via Dennis Long from his airplane window seat.