Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Hong Kong is one of the world's great high-rise cities, and the high-rises are getting ever higher. It's easy to go vertical on the inside: just take the elevator. But how do you meet the challenge of verticality on the outside? One solution is the scissors lift. [2011]

1 comment:

  1. Territorially extremely limited or land starved, for historical reasons, Hong Kong had to resort to building high rises to make the best possible use of its scarce real estate. Another solution would be trying to gain ground by filling up shallow coastal areas but then solid foundations, especially in the eventuality of earthquakes,would be another problem.