west kowloon reclamation – mammoth // building nothing out of something

west kowloon reclamation

[Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Reclamation project, photographed in the mid-nineties while under construction; photographs via GAKEI.com.]

[“Since land reclamation first began in 1841, [Victoria] harbor has shrunk to half its original size.  Meanwhile, more than 17,000 acres of developed land have been added to the waterfront throughout the region — accounting for nearly 7 percent of total land area.” (Mark Huppert and Mark Weigum, “From Reclamation to Renewal”)]

One Response to “west kowloon reclamation”

  1. namhenderson says:

    that is some shaky/soft ground… :p