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Kantoor IMd / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

03:00 - 25 March, 2019
Kantoor IMd / Ector Hoogstad Architecten, © Petra Appelhof
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Mountains of Construction Debris Accumulate Outside Chinese Cities

00:00 - 29 October, 2013
Mountains of Construction Debris Accumulate Outside Chinese Cities, © Aly Song / Reuters
© Aly Song / Reuters

Chinese city-dwellers are waking to find eight stories of construction debris outside of their homes. Over two billion tons of waste, outside Beijing and other major cities, is a result of a booming construction industry. "There's no systematic way to deal with [the garbage]," says Wilson W.S. Lu, architecture professor at the University of Hong Kong, "The illegal dumping is everywhere." Recycling efforts have just begun, but local activists believe it will require a radical paradigm shift in the way Chinese residents reclaim material. Read the full New York Times article, "China's Mountains of Construction Rubble."