Hold on tight. Price Tags publisher and editor-in-chief Gordon Price’s Instagram journalling of his Hong Kong tour begins on Day 1 with a few light and fluffy bits, but the urbanist mind is never at rest.
He dives right in with a critical view of one of the more questionable examples of postmodern architecture to appear under the twilight of colonial rule, and then a preview of something really fantastic-looking.
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8 – The Kowloon Railway Station moved on – now to yet another successor just about complete. (The above image is not a rendering.) The West Kowloon Station should make up for the design sins of the cultural centre. It will also be the terminal for a high-speed train connecting HK to Guangzhou and other destinations – an icon of its time, just as NY’s Grand Central was for its era.