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City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City 20 Years Later

City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, one of the world’s most unusual and unexpected pieces of architecture was razed to the ground: Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City, the most densely populated area on earth. Squalid, dark, and labyrinthine, the informal city was not only a hotbed for organized crime, but also a vibrant community of commerce and hope. Now, the Wall Street Journal has released this short documentary, bringing the city back to life and revealing why it holds a special place in world culture today.

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Cite: Connor Walker. "City of Imagination: Kowloon Walled City 20 Years Later" 02 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/502742/city-of-imagination-kowloon-walled-city-20-years-later/> ISSN 0719-8884

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