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Design / Architecture

31 October 2014
If it ain’t broke

Hong Kong seems to determined to tear all its buildings down and start again; Aisha Speirs cites Battersea Power Station as an electrifying example of why not to.

Last night, atop Pier Seven at Hong Kong island’s landmark Star Ferry terminal, a large crowd gathered to toast another historic waterside building thousands of miles away. Having sat derelict for three decades, London’s…

Aisha Speirs

Hong Kong

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