Saturday, September 15, 2007

Kowloon Walled City

The Kowloon Walled City was at one point the most densely populated urban area on the planet. It grew organically into an almost solid monolith of urban environment, as an incredible example of self organization. No architects or designers were involved.

Eventually the Walled City was demolished by the Chinese Government, having far inferior sanitation relative to the city of Hong Kong surrounding it, and naturally resisting government rule, as it was simply too dense to control.
(Wiki) (And You Think You're Cramped?) (Kowloon Walled City)

2 comments:

teneisha said...

wow that last picture is crazy...

chris said...

thats so insane, reminds me of a bunch of movies seet in the future, where there is so much stuff built ontop of other stuff that you cant see the sky anymore.